» Today's Thanksgiving Day football feast (Houston Texans-Detroit Lions at 9:30 a.m. ET, Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboysat 1:25 p.m. and New England Patriots-New York Jetsat 5:20 p.m.) demands the best company, so tune in to NFL Network for a special edition of "NFL GameDay Morning" at 10 a.m. ET with host Rich Eisen alongside Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci. Join the "GameDay" crew and get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET.
Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:
Brooks: Turkey Day primer
» Reports out of San Francisco indicate that Jim Harbaugh has decided to ride the hot hand of second-year pro Colin Kaepernick against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, benching starter Alex Smith even though Smith has recovered from a concussion. Gregg Rosenthal says it's a bold move, but the right one.
» The holiday spirit doesn't end on Thursday: Actors Rainn Wilson, Eric Stonestreet, John Slattery and Hank Azaria as announcing legend Jim Brockmire all join "The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special" Friday at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
Instant Debate: Kaepernick or Smith?
» Defensive players in the NFL are becoming more and more upset about fines imposed by the league, Albert Breer writes in his latest Play Sheet.
» Adam Schein offers nine things for NFL fans to be thankful for in a holiday edition of The Schein Nine.
» Michael Lombardi checks in with the Front Office View.
» Bucky Brooks looks ahead to a big weekend of classic rivalry games in college football.