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Published: Nov. 22, 2017 at 04:44 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats: Thanksgiving Games

From the most touchdown passes to the most passing yards in a single game. Check out these stats and more in this Thanksgiving Games edition of mind-boggling stats!

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  • The last time the Chargers played on Thanksgiving, their head coach was Sid Gillman and their leading receiver was Lance Alworth (beat Houston Oilers 21-17 on November 27, 1969). The last time a Los Angeles-based team played on Turkey Day was 1975, when Chuck Knox's LA Rams and the "Fearsome Foursome" beat the Lions 20-0. 8

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    Charging through time

    The last time the Chargers played on Thanksgiving, their head coach was Sid Gillman and their leading receiver was Lance Alworth (beat Houston Oilers 21-17 on November 27, 1969). The last time a Los Angeles-based team played on Turkey Day was 1975, when Chuck Knox's LA Rams and the "Fearsome Foursome" beat the Lions 20-0.

  • Matthew Stafford needs 120 passing yards to surpass Tony Romo for the most career passing yards in Thanksgiving Day games since the 1970 merger (Romo 2,338, Stafford 2,219). Stafford has averaged 317.0 passing yards per game on Thanksgiving. 7

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    Roasting Romo

    Matthew Stafford needs 120 passing yards to surpass Tony Romo for the most career passing yards in Thanksgiving Day games since the 1970 merger (Romo 2,338, Stafford 2,219). Stafford has averaged 317.0 passing yards per game on Thanksgiving.

  • Adam Thielen has 916 receiving yards this season (second in the NFL, behind Antonio Brown). The only Vikings player to gain more receiving yards in the first 10 games in a season is Randy Moss (2000 and 2003). 6

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    In good company

    Adam Thielen has 916 receiving yards this season (second in the NFL, behind Antonio Brown). The only Vikings player to gain more receiving yards in the first 10 games in a season is Randy Moss (2000 and 2003).

  • The most touchdown passes during a Thanksgiving Day game is a tie between Peyton Manning in 2004 and Bob Griese in 1977. Both had 6 touchdown passes. 5

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    These turkeys let it fly

    The most touchdown passes during a Thanksgiving Day game is a tie between Peyton Manning in 2004 and Bob Griese in 1977. Both had 6 touchdown passes.

  • The Redskins are 4-6, but don't blame Kirk Cousins. Cousins has a 101.8 passer rating this season. As it stands now, he's only the second quarterback in NFL history to start 10 or more games, have a 100+ passer rating and a losing record in a season, joining Drew Brees (2015 and 2016). 4

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    No fowl play

    The Redskins are 4-6, but don't blame Kirk Cousins. Cousins has a 101.8 passer rating this season. As it stands now, he's only the second quarterback in NFL history to start 10 or more games, have a 100+ passer rating and a losing record in a season, joining Drew Brees (2015 and 2016).

  • The all-time most passing yards on Thanksgiving Day games goes to Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman during his 1998 season with 455 yards. Washingtons Kirk Cousins and Detroits Matthew Stafford come in right behind with 449 yards in 2016 and 441 yards in 2012, respectively, with an opportunity to pass Aikman this week. 3

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    Stuffing their stats

    The all-time most passing yards on Thanksgiving Day games goes to Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman during his 1998 season with 455 yards. Washingtons Kirk Cousins and Detroits Matthew Stafford come in right behind with 449 yards in 2016 and 441 yards in 2012, respectively, with an opportunity to pass Aikman this week.

  • The Cowboys have lost each of their last two games by 20 or more points. It is the first time the Cowboys have lost consecutive games by 20 or more points since 2004 when they suffered three straight losses under head coach Bill Parcells, with Vinny Testaverde as quarterback. 2

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    Cowboys getting carved

    The Cowboys have lost each of their last two games by 20 or more points. It is the first time the Cowboys have lost consecutive games by 20 or more points since 2004 when they suffered three straight losses under head coach Bill Parcells, with Vinny Testaverde as quarterback.

  • The most touchdowns on a Thanksgiving Day game goes to Chicago Cardinals fullback Ernie Nevers in 1924 with 6 and Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook in 2008 with 4. 1

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    Trotting into the endzone

    The most touchdowns on a Thanksgiving Day game goes to Chicago Cardinals fullback Ernie Nevers in 1924 with 6 and Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook in 2008 with 4.

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