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Vikings vs. Lions: Score, results, highlights from Thanksgiving game in…

The Lions played in their first Thanksgiving game in 1934 and have hosted a Thanksgiving Day game every year since 1945.

Thursday’s game against the Vikings holds significant playoff implications. The Vikings (8-2) hold a two-game lead over the Lions (6-4) in the NFC North, but the Lions beat the Vikings earlier this season. Detroit beat the Vikings on Thanksgiving last year and a win this year would give the Lions a season sweep of the Vikings in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1962.

That sweep would also close the gap in the division and give Detroit the all-important tiebreaker.

Vikings vs. Lions: Score, results, highlights from Thanksgiving game in Detroit

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4:05 p.m.:Final score: Vikings 30, Lions 23

4:02 p.m.: Darius Slay blocked Minnesota’s field goal and returned it for a touchdown, but none of it mattered because Slay was well offsides. The penalty gave the Vikings a first-and-goal at the Lions 2-yard line. A couple of kneeldowns later ended the game.

3:57 p.m.: It’s the two-minute warning and the Vikings have the ball at the Lions 10 facing a third-and-4 with a 30-23 lead.

3:55 p.m.: Xavier Rhodes might have sealed the Vikings win. The Minnesota cornerback tipped a Matthew Stafford pass on fourth down and then hauled in the interception to give the Vikings the ball at Detroit’s 16-yard line with under three minutes remaining.

Matthew Stafford’s pass is tipped and PICKED by @XavierRhodes29_! #MINvsDET#OnePridepic.twitter.com/dtmhNV6FGT

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

3:52 p.m.: The Vikings extend their lead with a 36-yard Kai Forbath field goal. It’s 30-23 Vikings with 3:42 remaining.

3:48 p.m.: As noted earlier, Matthew Stafford has thrown for more yards on Thanksgiving Day than any other quarterback in NFL history. His team still trails the Vikings, 27-23, however, late in the fourth quarter.

Nobody’s thrown for more yards on Thanksgiving than Matthew Stafford! 🦃🏈 #OnePridepic.twitter.com/4Dy1gSSXwI

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

3:31 p.m.: Adam Thielen is now over 1,000 yards for the season. He is the first Vikings receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009 with more than 1,000 receiving yards. Thielen has eight catches for 89 yards on Thursday and 1,003 yards for the season.

3:28 p.m.: Matthew Stafford got his right ankle retaped and it appears he will return to the game. If he can’t go, second-year quarterback Jake Rudock would play.

3:23 p.m.: The Lions scored another touchdown to make it a one-score game as Marvin Jones made an incredible catch between a pair of Vikings defenders. Jones then muscled his way into the end zone for a 43-yard score.

.@MarvinJonesJr does NOT care about your double coverage.

Unbelievable grab.@Lions TOUCHDOWN! #OnePridepic.twitter.com/XngZDwP5OD

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

It was a good news/bad news play because Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a pair of players fall into the back of his right leg and he limped off the field in pain. Vikings 27, Lions 23

3:18 p.m.: End of the third quarter and the Vikings will punt to begin the fourth after Ziggy Ansah sacked Case Keenum on the final play of the quarter. Vikings 27, Lions 16

3:13 p.m.: The Lions benefitted from a Vikings defensive holding penalty got lucky with a couple of close calls on would-be fumbles to chip into Minnesota’s lead with another Matt Prater field goal. The latest boot was from 50 yards to make it a 27-16 Vikings lead with 1:03 remaining in the third quarter. The quarter was stalled by several injuries, most notably a knee injury to Lions center Travis Swanson.

2:48 p.m.: The Lions responded to the Vikings touchdown with a scoring drive of their own. Detroit had to settle for another 32-yard Matt Prater field goal after a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Fells was overturned. Matthew Stafford threaded the needle to Fells, but the ball hit the turf and bounced after he fell into the end zone. Vikings 27, Lions 13

2:35 p.m.: Latavius Murray was rewarded for his 46-yard run by getting a handoff near the goal line. He punched it in from 2 yards as the Vikings needed only four plays — all runs — to take a 27-10 lead.

.@LataviusM is IN for SIX! #SKOLpic.twitter.com/GeHbFbavlB

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

2:32 p.m.: After Jason Derulo performed at halftime, the Vikings began the second half from their own 25-yard line. Latavius Murray then busted off a 46-yard run on the first play from scrimmage.

There goes @LataviusM! Its’s a gain of 46 for the @vikings! #SKOLpic.twitter.com/CTpTVCJUCd

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

2:14 p.m.: The big play on Detroit’s touchdown drive before halftime was a 41-yard diving catch by Kenny Golloday.

Kenny Golladay. WOW. #MINvsDET pic.twitter.com/dDD9UAymOt

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

2:09 p.m.: With a 6-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, Matthew Stafford not only got the Lions into the end zone 10 seconds before halftime, Stafford set an NFL record.

It’s a Matthew Stafford + @MarvinJonesJr TOUCHDOWN! #OnePride #MINvsDET pic.twitter.com/ezj2VPPcvK

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

The Lions quarterback has the most passing yards on Thanksgiving Day. Stafford passed former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who threw for 2,338 yards in 10 games on Thanksgiving. Stafford, playing his his eighth Thanksgiving game, entered Thursday’s game needing just 120 yards to pass Romo. Stafford is 9 of 17 for 124 yards and a touchdown as the Vikings hold a 20-10 halftime lead.

1:59 p.m.: Case Keenum got rocked when he threw the ball, but still dropped a perfect dime to Kyle Rudolph for a 22-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 20-7 lead in the final minute of the first half.


It’s @CaseKeenum7 to @KyleRudolph82 for the @Vikings TOUCHDOWN! #SKOL pic.twitter.com/rQ8WmgpGfm

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

The touchdown throw came after Keenum threw another perfect dart to Rudolph for a 34-yard gain.

This @casekeenum7 pass was PERFECT.

Gain of 34 to @KyleRudolph82 ! #Skol pic.twitter.com/ybUzBGpzPJ

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

1:47 p.m.: The Lions blocked Minnesota’s first extra-point attempt and then blocked a 53-yard field-goal try with 3:11 remaining in the first half. It remains a 13-3 Vikings lead.

1:30 p.m.: Matthew Stafford leads a 12-play, 69-yard drive to get his team on the board and cut into the Minnesota lead. A 32-yard Matt Prater field goal makes it a 13-3 game early in the second quarter.

1:19 p.m.: The first quarter ends on an 18-yard catch and run by Ameer Abdullah to get the Lions to the Detroit 40-yard line. The Vikings hold a 13-0 lead.

1:07 p.m.: The Vikings capitalized on the turnover with a 9-yard touchdown run by Case Keenum and the Vikings extend their lead to 13-0 with 3:55 remaining in the first quarter.


Then the entire @vikings offense joins him for a Thanksgiving meal 😂🦃 pic.twitter.com/HY6JhMgmuv

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

12:59 p.m.: A botched handoff from Matthew Stafford to Ameer Abdullah results in a turnover as Danielle Hunter falls on the fumble. The Vikings take over at the Detroit 39-yard line.

The handoff doesn’t go as planned…

FUMBLE! @Vikings recover. #MINvsDET pic.twitter.com/rMdi8ZjwVS

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

12:56 p.m.: The Vikings went play-action and Case Keenum found a wide-open Kyle Rudolph in the back of the end zone for the 2-yard score. 6-0, Vikings

Touchdown, @vikings ! @casekeenum7 finds @KyleRudolph82 in the back of the end zone for SIX! #SKOL pic.twitter.com/roNibcQujP

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

12:54 p.m.: The Vikings strike first on a 2-yard pass from Case Keenum to Kyle Rudolph to cap a 14-play, 80-yard drive that included two Adam Thielen receptions for 26 yards. Thielen, undrafted out of Division II Minnesota State in 2013, is nearing his first 1,000-yard season. He entered the game with 916 yards, second behind only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown for most in the NFL this season. He would be Minnesota’s first 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009.

The extra point was blocked and the Vikings have a 6-0 lead with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter.

12:41 p.m.: Three-and-out for the Lions and now it’s Minnesota’s turn on offense. The Vikings begin at their own 20-yard line after the Detroit punt.

12:36 p.m.: The Vikings have kicked off and we’re underway at Ford Field. Detroit begins on offense with the ball at its own 38-yard line.

12:10 p.m.: New Lions defensive end Dwight Freeney was among Thursday’s inactive players.

Today’s #Lions inactives for #MINvsDET . pic.twitter.com/GKTwGV8yJh

— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 23, 2017

Today’s #Vikings inactives

QB K. Sloter

WR S. Coley

RB M. Brown

T M. Remmers

T A. Collins

DE D. Bower

DT J. Johnson

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 23, 2017

The Lions have won their past four Thanksgiving Day games by a combined score of 135-54, including last year’s 16-13 win over the Vikings.

Three takeaways from Vikings’ Thanksgiving win over Lions

The Vikings are now in firm control of the NFC North.

Minnesota (9-2) holds a three-game lead in the division after Thursday’s 30-23 win over the Lions at Ford Field.

The Vikings not only avenged an earlier loss this year to the Lions, they returned the favor for Detroit’s 16-13 win last year on Thanksgiving.

The Lions (6-5) struggled to run the ball with just 53 yards on 15 carries against the NFL’s second-ranked rush defense.

With the Packers trending the wrong direction without Aaron Rodgers, the Bears out of contention, and now with a sizable lead over the Lions, it would take an incredible collapse by the Vikings to prevent them from winning the division.

The Vikings are not only on the cusp of clinching the division, they’re still in contention for a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC. Minnesota beat the Saints (8-2) earlier this season.

Here are three takeaways from the Vikings’ win over the Lions

1. Vikings defense can help win a championship — Not only were the Lions shut down on the ground, they didn’t have a third-down conversion in the first half. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who finished 20 of 35 for 250 yards with two touchdowns, had more success in the second half, but a late Vikings interception sealed the win.

Matthew Stafford’s pass is tipped and PICKED by @XavierRhodes29_! #MINvsDET#OnePridepic.twitter.com/dtmhNV6FGT

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

The Vikings entered the day ranked fifth in total defense and second in rush defense. They played like a top-five defense on Thursday against the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback.

2. Case Keenum deserves to be in the MVP conversation — Keenum is not just managing the game well, he’s making incredible plays. He was 21 of 30 for 282 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a 9-yard score.


Then the entire @vikings offense joins him for a Thanksgiving meal 😂🦃 pic.twitter.com/HY6JhMgmuv

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

Both of Keenum’s touchdown passes went to tight end Kyle Rudolph, who finished with four catches for 63 yards. The second scoring strike was a perfect dime in the face of pressure.


It’s @CaseKeenum7 to @KyleRudolph82 for the @Vikings TOUCHDOWN! #SKOLpic.twitter.com/rQ8WmgpGfm

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

It was the type of throw an MVP-caliber quarterback makes. After having just three games with at least three touchdowns over the last five years, Keenum now has three such games this season. He’s thrown 14 touchdown passes to just five interceptions this season to not only earn the right to start, but to be in the MVP conversation.

3. Lack of a run game will cost the Lions a playoff berth — Detroit’s rushing woes are now four years old. The Lions have not have a 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush went over the century mark on Nov. 28, 2013. While the Lions have a favorable schedule, they lost to the Panthers and Falcons earlier this season and those two teams currently hold the wild-card spots.

Detroit’s inability to run, especially in the five losses, is what will have the Lions home in January.

Case Keenum gives Vikings all the confidence they need for Super Bowl run

The list of starting quarterbacks for every NFL team with at least eight wins so far this season:

Tom Brady.

Ben Roethlisberger.

Carson Wentz.

Drew Brees.

Case Keenum.

Yes, Case Keenum.

The lineup invokes memories of the old Sesame Street tune, “One Of These Things (Is Not Like The Other).”

Brady, Roethlisberger and Brees will someday receive induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wentz will join them if his young career continues to skyrocket. Keenum? He’ll have to buy a ticket for admission.

But don’t make the mistake of getting too caught up in the past or future. Keenum is the right quarterback for the Vikings right now.

And if Minnesota (9-2) continues playing like it did in Thursday’s 30-23 win at Detroit, Keenum could very well become the most improbable signal-caller to win a Super Bowl since Kurt Warner with the 1999 St. Louis Rams.

MORE: Updated NFL playoff picture

Keenum and Warner come from similar backgrounds. Both were undrafted. Both faced the indignity of being cut. Both needed an injury to the starting QB for a chance to play.

Warner took full advantage of his opportunity with the Rams. Keenum is doing the same in Minnesota.

In and out of the lineup earlier this season as Sam Bradford battled a knee injury suffered in the opener, Keenum took the reins full time in Week 6. Outside expectations were low. After all, Keenum had posted a 9-15 record the previous four seasons with the Texans and Rams. He was signed to a one-year, $2 million contract last March as an insurance policy the Vikings hoped wouldn’t need to get cashed.

The best-case scenario initially was for the 29-year-old Keenum to fill the “game-manager” role until either Bradford or 2015 starter Teddy Bridgewater (knee) could return.

That placeholder status is gone.

MORE: Vikings-Lions box score

The best part about Keenum’s performance in last month’s victories over Green Bay and Baltimore was that he did nothing to lose the game by committing only one turnover and not getting sacked.

For the past four games, Keenum has made splash plays to win them all while still avoiding costly mistakes.

Keenum’s comfort running the offense installed by coordinator Pat Shurmur — who should draw strong consideration for NFL Assistant Coach of the Year — was evident from the onset against Detroit. Keenum passed or ran to convert three third-down conversions and capped the 14-play, 80-yard opening drive with a 1-yard TD toss to tight end Kyle Rudolph. That gave Keenum six touchdown passes in his last nine quarters compared to the same total in his first six Vikings starts combined.

After the Lions fumbled on their second play, Keenum quickly had the Vikings lighting up the scoreboard again with a 9-yard touchdown jaunt on a zone-read keeper. A 22-yard touchdown pass to Rudolph just before halftime extended Minnesota’s lead to 20-3. It also marked Keenum’s third game in 2017 with at least three TDs either running or passing, matching the combined total posted during his first five NFL seasons.

The Vikings needed every point from that cushion in the second half as Detroit (6-5) cut Minnesota’s lead to four early in the fourth quarter. Keenum squashed Detroit’s hopes down the stretch with two key completions to Stefon Diggs that set up Kai Forbath’s 36-yard field goal. Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes then intercepted Matt Stafford on Detroit’s subsequent possession and the Vikings ran out the clock.

Led by Adam Thielen, who Thursday became Minnesota’s first 1,000-yard receiver since 2009, and Diggs as well as a solid offensive line, Keenum has benefited from having a better supporting cast than he did with the Texans or Rams. Along with his personal improvement in 2017, Keenum also has exhibited mental toughness by not being affected by all the noise surrounding Bridgewater’s return to the sideline three games ago as his backup.


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“It’s incredible right now,” Keenum said in his postgame interview on Fox. “I love my team.

“It’s great to be a Viking. We’re going to keep this going.”

He’d better.

Keenum knows that no matter how well he performs, Bridgewater’s shadow will be there. With all three of Minnesota’s aforementioned quarterbacks set to become unrestricted free agents, speculation will continue about how the Vikings plan to address the position heading into the 2018 offseason. Plus, it’s unknown how long coach Mike Zimmer would be willing to stick with Keenum if the Vikings experience a rough patch offensively.

But with the NFC North now almost locked up and a first-round playoff bye in sight, a scenario in which Zimmer reinstates Bridgewater will never come into play as long as Keenum keeps giving Minnesota the same luxury that New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New Orleans enjoy: confidence in who is taking the snaps at the game’s most important position.

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Imploding Broncos fight twice at practice ahead of Raiders game, report…

The Broncos are in the midst of a six-game losing streak and have been called “soft” by general manager John Elway. It’s no surprise tensions were high Thursday ahead of an AFC West division matchup with the Raiders.

According to NBC Denver, the Broncos had a “spirited” Thanksgiving practice that included two fights and a serious conversation between defensive secondary leader Aqib Talib and Elway. The report said rookie receiver and punt returner Isaiah McKenzie was involved in a tussle with cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and lineman Connor McGovern got into it with defensive lineman Zach Kerr.

Thanksgiving at Dove Valley pic.twitter.com/2B5GncFgnq

— Denver Broncos 365 (@DailyBroncos) November 23, 2017

After practice, McKenzie was reportedly in tears in the locker room after running back C.J. Anderson gave him a pep talk. Head coach Vance Joseph was deep in discussion with now-backup quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was benched in favor of Paxton Lynch ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the rival Raiders.

The animated practice comes just days after Elway clarified that he was also referring to himself when he said his team had gotten “soft” amid a six-game skid.

“I was talking about everybody in the organization… Sometimes success will make you soft and you won’t pay attention to some of the details that you need to pay attention to,” Elway said Tuesday. “And I’d put myself first in line there.”

Elway came under fire for the comments he made last week during a ceremony honoring former Broncos coach Red Miller and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis, and even stirred emotions in the team’s locker room as Brandon Marshall and Harris expressed their frustration with his remarks.

Jay Ajayi’s Eagles teammates hilariously roast him for getting caught…

Jay Ajayi’s 71-yard run during Sunday’s Eagles vs. Cowboys game could have been longer, according to his teammates.

Despite being out front at the beginning of his run, the 24-year-old was chased down from behind, preventing an 86-yard touchdown.

Here come the #JayTrain


— BGN Radio (@BGN_Radio) November 20, 2017

MORE: Did Cowboys quit against Eagles? ‘Definitely,’ Jay Ajayi says

Ajayi’s teammates hilariously roasted him after the play.

Jay AJAYI got ROASTED on the sidelines after his 71 yard run for getting caught 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NGDHOHCqQN

— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) November 22, 2017

Corey Clement: “Get yo slow ass over here! You slow as s—!”

Jay Ajayi: “They gon’ lower my speed on Madden.”

Kenjon Barner: “Unhook the trailer, with your slow ass … that’s a damn shame! You’re an embarrassment … that was a good run though.”

Three takeaways from Chargers’ Thanksgiving win over Cowboys

The Chargers are on fire.

After cruising to a 28-6 win over the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, the Chargers have consecutive blowout wins. The Chargers (5-6) have a great chance to even their record next week against the winless Browns.

While the Chargers defense held the Cowboys to 247 yards of offense and forced two turnovers, Thursday’s win was driven by quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen. Rivers lit up the Cowboys defense while Allen racked up 172 yards on 11 receptions. The highlight was a weaving 42-yard touchdown as he made four defenders miss.

Oh no he didn’t …

HE DID! @Keenan13Allen put the juke on, TWICE!#LACvsDALpic.twitter.com/Q0YKpp1QNM

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

As the Chargers rolled up 515 yards of offense, the Cowboys had trouble protecting Dak Prescott. The second-year quarterback was sacked twice and failed to throw a touchdown pass under consistent pressure. The first of Prescott’s two interceptions was returned 90 yards by Chargers rookie cornerback Desmond King to seal the win.

🚨🚨 PICK-6! 🚨🚨@blaqbadger14 with the read, the return and the touchdown! #Chargers#LACvsDALpic.twitter.com/7WxbskZDxB

— NFL (@NFL) November 24, 2017

Here are three takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Cowboys

1. Philip Rivers just might rally the Chargers for a playoff berth — The Chargers quarterback always plays with high-energy and he has seemingly sparked the Bolts since their sluggish start.

Rivers was 27 of 33 for 434 yards and three touchdowns on Thursday, including a 27-yard scoring strike to Tyrell Williams. The third-year receiver did a great job to high-point the ball and then tip-toe the sideline in the end zone.

HELLO, @TyrellWilliams_!

Pinpoint accuracy from Rivers on this #Chargers TD!#LACvsDALpic.twitter.com/95rvH99BSN

— NFL (@NFL) November 23, 2017

As the Chiefs are sliding in the AFC West, the Raiders and Broncos are dealing with inner turmoil and the Chargers are the only team in the division trending upward.

“We really kept the rhythm from last week,” Rivers told CBS Sports. “It was a great day. It was everything it was built up to be. Playing on Thanksgiving was special.”

2. The Cowboys are done — Dallas set a franchise mark for futility by being held scoreless through the first three quarters of Thursday’s game. Dating back to their last two games, the Cowboys had not scored a touchdown in 10 straight quarters for the first time in franchise history.

Dallas (5-6) got left tackle Tyron Smith back, but lost Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin with a head injury and are still without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott for another three weeks. Linebacker Sean Lee, the defensive leader, did not play again because of an injured hamstring and he might miss another two games. As the Cowboys fall further behind in the NFC playoff hunt, it’s hard to imagine they’ll be able to make up any ground without Elliott and their other injured stars.

3. The Chargers would lead the AFC West with a competent kicker — The Chargers have the NFL’s worst field-goal percentage. They cut rookie Younghoe Koo after he was just 3 of 6 in four games. The Chargers lost two of those games by two points and another by three. Instead of beginning the season 0-4, the Chargers very well could have been 3-1. Nick Novak, who injured his back on a missed 35-yard attempt Thursday, was signed and he has not been great. After going 1 for 2 on Thursday, Novak is 9 of 13.

Instead of sitting a 5-6 after 11 games, the Chargers would likely be 8-3 if the crucial kicks had been made. Novak has been a vast improvement over Koo, but if his back injury is serious, the Chargers could be right back at square one with their kicking woes.

Giants vs. Redskins: Score, live updates from Thanksgiving night game

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Giants vs. Redskins on Thanksgiving night is not what the NFL hoped it would be when the league scheduled the game months ago. New York’s surprisingly terrible season has the team out of postseason contention as Week 12 begins. At least Washington is alive in the NFC playoff picture as a possible wild card.

Of course, the Giants’ struggles this season don’t mean the Redskins, favored by more than a touchdown, would get an easy Thanksgiving win Thursday night. (Ask the Chiefs why.)

The Giants are making their 15th appearance on Thanksgiving and first since 2009. The team’s history of playing on the holiday dates back to 1926, when the Giants defeated the Brooklyn Lions 17-0 at Ebbets Field. The Redskins are hosting a game on Thanksgiving for the first time in franchise history. The contest also marks the 10th time Washington will play on the holiday, including the second year in a row.


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Giants vs. Redskins: Score, live updates from Thanksgiving night game

Giants: 3

Redskins: 10


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10:25 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Redskins: It took about two hours for a team to get in the end zone Thursday night. It happened when Kirk Cousins found Jamison Crowder for a 15-yard TD pass to complete a six-play, 50-yard drive. Nick Rose made the PAT.

The @KirkCousins8-Crowder connection … AGAIN!

Touchdown, @Redskins! #HTTR#NYGvsWASpic.twitter.com/aNhURlBPqF

— NFL (@NFL) November 24, 2017

Eating on Thanksgiving. #HTTR#NYGvsWASpic.twitter.com/TxwxfG4emr

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 24, 2017

9:53 p.m.: Halftime.

9:49 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, Redskins: Nick Rose answered New York’s field goal with a 28-yarder of his own. The key play of the drive was a pass interference call on first down that gave Washington a free 37 yards.

9:32 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, Giants: New York finally got on the scoreboard with a 30-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas. It capped a 16-play, 60-yard drive that took 8:29 off the clock.

9:08 p.m.: End of first quarter.

8:31 p.m.: Kickoff.

8:27 p.m.: The Redskins won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half.

7:48 p.m.: D.J. Swearinger called Thursday night’s game a “must win” for the Redskins.

Let’s go get ’em! #HTTR#NYGvsWASpic.twitter.com/nBog6OmHOa

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 24, 2017

7:07 p.m.: Inactives were announced for both teams.

Inactives: LB Goodson, OL Fluker, OL Pugh, QB Webb, WR Shepard, CB Apple, LB Munson pic.twitter.com/jOaneiPU2x

— New York Giants (@Giants) November 24, 2017

#NYGvsWAS inactives. pic.twitter.com/Lmxp9BUbr3

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 24, 2017

Redskins’ Pete Robertson begins NFL career with Thanksgiving gaffe

That’s not what you want to do in your NFL debut, Pete Robertson.

The Redskins rookie linebacker, who was promoted from the practice squad this week, cost his squad a ton of yards and, worse, made himself the butt of Twitter jokes when he failed to properly down a punt Thursday night against the Giants.

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Robertson fielded Tress Way’s kick at the Giants’ 7 and then jogged into the end zone, turning an inspiring special teams play into a distressing touchback.

nickr83: What a dumba** move by Robertson gifting the Gi… #HTTR#NYGvsWAS NBC Sunday Night … https://t.co/hsrISO0nYvpic.twitter.com/kTMe031BGP

— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 24, 2017

And, lest you think people are in a forgiving holiday mood . . .

Welcome to the NFL Pete Robertson. Duh!

— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 24, 2017

When Pete Robertson downs a punt pic.twitter.com/qv5QrfdGwl

— Not Robert Griffin (@Pseudo_RGIII) November 24, 2017

Robertson is just honoring Mike Sellers, who wore 45. Sellers was always good for a boneheaded play/penalty every game. #HTTRhttps://t.co/auTXqNoded

— Rob Embrey (@baywatchboy) November 24, 2017

I’m crying 😂. Pete Robertson did everything except spike the ball to celebrate

— Marshall (@M7Aaron) November 24, 2017

What in the #%@&€* was Robertson thinking? #Redskinspic.twitter.com/mjIiy0iGae

— Kevin Merida (@meridak) November 24, 2017

Yeah, that pretty much negated Robertson’s tackle on the opening kickoff.

Hang in there, rook.