NFL Thanksgiving Grades: Vikings, Kirk Cousins ​​Get an ‘A-‘ in Primetime; Cowboys, Bills shine in comebacks

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The NFL certainly had a strong Thanksgiving slate lined up this season, making the annual holiday games even better than most years. Five of the six teams had winning records entering their Thanksgiving Day games, tying a league-high set in 2011 and 2014 (the NFL began having three Thanksgiving Day games in 2006).

The combined record of the six teams playing this Thanksgiving is 39-21, and the .650 winning percentage between the teams is the second highest since the Thanksgiving schedule went to three games. The highest winning percentage was .682 in 2011.

Fans were treated to a thriller in the first game of the day as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills held off the Detroit Lions with a last-second field goal in a back-and-forth affair that was a Thanksgiving classic. In the second game, the Dallas Cowboys came back from a halftime deficit to sweep the New York Giants behind big games from CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott. And in drinks, Kirk Cousins ​​played well in the primetime spotlight — as did Justin Jefferson — as the Vikings beat the Patriots to go 9-2. Here are our grades for each team that played on Thanksgiving:

Buffalo 28-25 over Detroit

Bills-Lions Characters by Jeff Kerr (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Tell him on Twitter.)

Dallas 28-20 over the New York Giants

Giants-Cowboys characters by Bryan DeArdo (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Tell him on Twitter.)

Minnesota 33-26 over New England

Patriots-Vikings characters by Tyler Sullivan (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Tell him on Twitter.)

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