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Published: Nov. 22, 2017 at 01:24 p.m.
Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 at 02:15 p.m.

Top Thanksgiving Game Moments

Take a look back on the best NFL moments given to us on Thanksgiving Day.

15 Photos Total

  • Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker (34) dives over Seattle Seahawks linebacker Fredd Young (50) during an NFL game in Irving, Texas, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 1986. The Seahawks defeated the Cowboys, 31-14. 15

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    Herschel Walker, 1986

    Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker (34) dives over Seattle Seahawks linebacker Fredd Young (50) during an NFL game in Irving, Texas, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 1986. The Seahawks defeated the Cowboys, 31-14.

  • On Nov. 24, 1977, Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (12) passes during an NFL football game against the St. Louis Cardinals at St. Louis. The Dolphins set a Thanksgiving Day record by dropping 55 points on the Cardinals in 1977, as Griese threw for six touchdowns, a record that has since been tied by Peyton Manning. 14

    Associated Press

    Bob Griese, 1977

    On Nov. 24, 1977, Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (12) passes during an NFL football game against the St. Louis Cardinals at St. Louis. The Dolphins set a Thanksgiving Day record by dropping 55 points on the Cardinals in 1977, as Griese threw for six touchdowns, a record that has since been tied by Peyton Manning.

  • Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White (92) hits Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett (17) in the first quarter on Sunday, Nov. 24, 1994, in Irving, Texas. 13

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    Reggie White, Jason Garrett, 1994

    Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White (92) hits Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett (17) in the first quarter on Sunday, Nov. 24, 1994, in Irving, Texas.

  • Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) races down the sideline for 80 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Pontiac, Mich. Sanders set an NFL record by rushing for his 10th consecutive 100-yard game, gaining 216 yards and scoring two touchdowns in their 32-10 win. 12

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    Barry Sanders, 1997

    Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) races down the sideline for 80 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Pontiac, Mich. Sanders set an NFL record by rushing for his 10th consecutive 100-yard game, gaining 216 yards and scoring two touchdowns in their 32-10 win.

  • In this Nov. 25, 1976, photo, Buffalo Bills' O.J. Simpson rushes through a large hole in the center of the Detroit Lions' defensive line to score on a 12-yard run for his second touchdown of the game in an NFL football game in Pontiac, Mich. Simpson added some "Juice" -- rushing for a Thanksgiving Day-record 273 yards -- to what wound up as a 27-14 Bills defeat at the hands of the Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome on Thanksgiving Day 1976. 11

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    O.J. Simpson, 1976

    In this Nov. 25, 1976, photo, Buffalo Bills' O.J. Simpson rushes through a large hole in the center of the Detroit Lions' defensive line to score on a 12-yard run for his second touchdown of the game in an NFL football game in Pontiac, Mich. Simpson added some "Juice" -- rushing for a Thanksgiving Day-record 273 yards -- to what wound up as a 27-14 Bills defeat at the hands of the Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome on Thanksgiving Day 1976.

  • In a Nov. 25, 2004, photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is seen during a Thanksgiving Day football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. 10

    Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

    Peyton Manning, 2004

    In a Nov. 25, 2004, photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is seen during a Thanksgiving Day football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.

  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Arlington, TX. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 33-10. 9

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    LeSean McCoy, 2014

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, November 27, 2014, in Arlington, TX. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 33-10.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2012, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is hit by New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) and Justin Francis (94) during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Earlier in the game, Sanchez ran into the back of teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The Patriots' official Twitter account sent out and then deleted a picture of the New York Jets' infamous "butt fumble" as the AFC East rivals approached Sunday's game in New England. 8

    Julio Cortez/Associated Press

    Mark Sanchez, 2012

    In this Nov. 22, 2012, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is hit by New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) and Justin Francis (94) during the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Earlier in the game, Sanchez ran into the back of teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The Patriots' official Twitter account sent out and then deleted a picture of the New York Jets' infamous "butt fumble" as the AFC East rivals approached Sunday's game in New England.

  • Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) intercepts a pass during a Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Detroit. 7

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    Darius Slay, 2016

    Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) intercepts a pass during a Thanksgiving Day NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Detroit.

  • Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts the ball in the end zone as Washington Redskins tight end Derek Carrier (89) is hit by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) during an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 6

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    Sean Lee, Derek Carrier, Anthony Hitchens, 2016

    Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts the ball in the end zone as Washington Redskins tight end Derek Carrier (89) is hit by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) during an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) lands after making a catch during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Dallas won, 27-17. 5

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    Jordan Reed, 2016

    Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) lands after making a catch during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Dallas won, 27-17.

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returns a kickoff 73 yards and has to avoid Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in the process. 4

    Jacoby Jones, Mike Tomlin, 2013

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returns a kickoff 73 yards and has to avoid Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in the process.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, photo, Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) watches his game-winning field goal in overtime with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Carnell Lake (37) during an NFL football game at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. After the Lions rally to send the game to overtime, the coin toss is held to determine possession. Steelers running back Jerome Bettis begins to call "heads" and then switches to "tails" as the toss comes up "tails." But the Lions are awarded ball since rule says first call stands. Hanson hits winning field goal on Lions' first possession for a 19-16 win. 3

    Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

    Jason Hanson, Carnell Lake, 1998

    In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, photo, Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) watches his game-winning field goal in overtime with Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Carnell Lake (37) during an NFL football game at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. After the Lions rally to send the game to overtime, the coin toss is held to determine possession. Steelers running back Jerome Bettis begins to call "heads" and then switches to "tails" as the toss comes up "tails." But the Lions are awarded ball since rule says first call stands. Hanson hits winning field goal on Lions' first possession for a 19-16 win.

  • Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Clint Longley leaves the field at Texas Stadium on Nov. 28, 1974, with the game ball after he threw a long bomb to wide receiver Drew Pearson in the final seconds of the game with the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys kicked the extra point to win, 24-23. 2

    Ferd Kaufman/Associated Press

    Clint Longley, 1974

    Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Clint Longley leaves the field at Texas Stadium on Nov. 28, 1974, with the game ball after he threw a long bomb to wide receiver Drew Pearson in the final seconds of the game with the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys kicked the extra point to win, 24-23.

  • Nov. 25, 1993, the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins meet on the icy field of Texas Stadium for an NFL football game on Thanksgiving Day in Irving, Texas. After blocking a field goal attempt with 15 seconds left in a snowy game, the Cowboys appear to have the win. But Leon Lett slides into the ball, which is now live; the Dolphins recover and Pete Stoyanovich kicks a game-winning 20-yard field goal with three seconds left.  Dolphins win, 16-14. 1

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    Cowboys, Dolphins, 1993

    Nov. 25, 1993, the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins meet on the icy field of Texas Stadium for an NFL football game on Thanksgiving Day in Irving, Texas. After blocking a field goal attempt with 15 seconds left in a snowy game, the Cowboys appear to have the win. But Leon Lett slides into the ball, which is now live; the Dolphins recover and Pete Stoyanovich kicks a game-winning 20-yard field goal with three seconds left. Dolphins win, 16-14.

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