NFL Thanksgiving Grades: Vikings, Kirk Cousins ​​Get ‘A-‘ In Primetime; Cowboys, Bills shine in comebacks

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The NFL certainly had a strong Thanksgiving slate in store this season, making the annual holiday games even better than most years. Five of the six teams had winning records in games on Thanksgiving Day, tying the league-high set in 2011 and 2014 (the NFL began playing three games on Thanksgiving Day in 2006).

The combined record of the six teams playing this Thanksgiving is 39-21 and the .650 winning percentage between the teams is the second-highest since the Thanksgiving schedule was split into three games. Highest winning percentage was .682 in 2011.

Fans were treated to a thriller in the first game of the day as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills held off the Detroit Lions with a last-second field goal in a back-and-forth affair that was a Thanksgiving classic. In the second game, the Dallas Cowboys came back from a halftime deficit to sweep the New York Giants behind big plays from CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott. And in the nightcap, Kirk Cousins ​​played well in prime time — as did Justin Jefferson — as the Vikings beat the Patriots to go 9-2. Here are our grades for every team that played on Thanksgiving Day:

Buffalo 28-25 over Detroit

Bills-Lions Stamps by Jeff Kerr (Love Stamps? Hate Stamps? Let him know on Twitter.)

Dallas 28-20 over the New York Giants

Giants-Cowboys Stamps by Bryan DeArd (Love Stamps? Hate Stamps? Let him know on Twitter.)

Minnesota 33-26 over New England

Patriots-Vikings Stamps by Tyler Sullivan (Love Stamps? Hate Stamps? Let him know on Twitter.)

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