The league announced that the triple-header on Turkey Day will feature NFC divisional rivals:
With the ability to place an all-NFC game on CBS during one of the league's most popular football days of the year, it's possible the NFL believed the Bears were a better matchup for Detroit's annual holiday game than the two AFC teams scheduled to visit Ford Field this season -- Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.
Pitting divisional opponents during Week 12 adds to the intrigue and likelihood of the games having added importance on playoff races (read: ratings).
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While it lacks the tradition of having an AFC representative, this season's Thanksgiving schedule look like it will be the perfect side dish to your turkey feast.