Preview of NFL Network’s Thanksgiving Day Programming

On Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, NFL Network provides more than 9 live hours of programming, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with a Thanksgiving Day edition of Good Morning Football. Hosts Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt set the table for the day, previewing Vikings-Lions, Redskins-Cowboys and Steelers-Colts.

A special Thanksgiving Day edition of NFL GameDay Morning airs at 10:00 AM ET, with host Rich Eisen, analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media analytics expert Cynthia Frelund.

Featured on the Thanksgiving edition of NFL GameDay Morning:

  • Back 2 Campus – Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins travels back to Ohio State for homecoming weekend and gives a speech to the team
  • Dallas Cowboys cornerback and Flint, Michigan native Brandon Carr visits his hometown to help with the ongoing water crisis
  • Marshall Plan Marshall Faulk discusses Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley
  • Jive Turkey – The NFL GameDay Morning crew review some of their statements from earlier in the season
  • Kurt Warner examines why Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is having success
  • The NFL GameDay Morning crew relive some of their Thanksgiving memories
  • Steve Mariucci draws up a play for families to use in their Turkey Bowls
  • Which team has a better chance of making the playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers or Indianapolis Colts?
  • Who will win the NFC North: Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions?
  • Live reports
    • Jane Slater from Dallas for Redskins-Cowboys
    • Stacey Dales from Detroit for Vikings-Lions

Live editions of NFL Total Access air at 3:30 PM ET, 7:30 PM ET and 11:30 PM ET.


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