Report: Vikings likely will play Detroit on Thanksgiving Day

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Sports Business Journal is reporting that the Vikings and Lions could meet on Thanksgiving Day next season. If it comes true, it will end a long drought of seeing the Vikings on turkey day. They haven't played on Thanksgiving Day since 2000 when they played the Cowboys.

"Sources said that the league is likely to schedule a Cowboys-Redskins matchup for Fox’s Thanksgiving Day game. Look for the league to cross-flex an NFC North rival to play the Lions on CBS, most likely the Vikings. The Lions’ only two home games against AFC opponents are unattractive TV matchups (Jacksonville and Tennessee). The Bears have played the past two Thanksgivings, and the Packers have played two of the past three, creating an opening for the Vikings."

ESPN is hearing the same about the holiday meeting between the Lions and Vikings, which would also likely mean the Vikings would host the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium in their season finale.

ESPN adds that it's likely the Vikings would then play the following week on Thursday Night Football against the Redskins or Cowboys.

The official NFL schedule is released in April.

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