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Thanksgiving NFL ticket prices reflect Lions' and Cowboys' poor seasons

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Family, turkey and football - the three main Thanksgiving traditions.

For many all three of those occur in the same living or dining room during the holiday. For others, they take those traditions out of the house and into the stadiums.

Thanksgiving NFL games can be among the most anticipated of the season, especially in Dallas and Detroit.


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This year’s matchups will be all NFC affairs, though the seasons in both Detroit and Dallas have put a bit of a damper on the holiday games, at least per ticket prices on the secondary market.


Detroit will kick off the day at Ford Field while hosting the Philadelphia Eagles. According to TiqIQ, the current average price for the game is $167.40, the lowest average for a Thanksgiving game in Detroit since 2012.

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The Lions, at 3-7 for the season, are rolling out their worst team in years and have already fired the general manager and offensive coordinator.

In 2012, the lowest average price since TiqIQ started keeping track of secondary market data, the Lions also struggled coming into the game with a 4-6 record.

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The late-afternoon game will take place at AT&T Stadium when the Cowboys host the undefeated Carolina Panthers.

At 10-0 the Panthers will be the second team to play on Thanksgiving with at least 10 wins and no losses, following only the 10-0 Green Bay Packers in 2011, who played against Detroit.

Cowboys fans have some hope with the home return of Tony Romo, who played his first game back from a collarbone injury last week in Miami, but this game has significantly less demand than last year, though for good reason.

Cowboys tickets against the Panthers this season have an average price of $278.17, but last year’s game against the Eagles had an average of $397.19, the most expensive Thanksgiving Day average TiqIQ has tracked since 2010.

The Cowboys and Eagles both came into last year’s game with an 8-3 record atop the NFC East. The Cowboys would lose the game, but eventually win the division.

At 3-7, there is much less for the Cowboys to play for this year, though there is a slight chance of a division title should the Cowboys win out.



The late game consists of one of the biggest rivalries in football between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

The current average price for the game is $352.51, making it the most expensive game of the day.

On top of the rivalry game, the Packers will also honor Brett Favre during halftime of the game and will retire his No. 4 in a ceremony.

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