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Five of the best NFL touchdown celebrations from 2018 Thanksgiving games

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NFL's Thanksgiving games were very enjoyable for those fans watching the action while tucking into their turkey dinners.

The Chicago Bears kicked things off by defeating the Detroit Lions 23-16. Then, the Dallas Cowboys won 31-23 their annual Thanksgiving game against the Washington Redskins.

In the late game, the New Orleans Saints defeated their NFC South rivals in the Atlanta Falcons 31-17.

Not only was there some great play by members of those teams, but there was also some fantastic celebrations after touchdowns were scored too.

Here are five of the best touchdown celebrations from NFL games on Thanksgiving.

Amari Cooper's Markelle Fultz impression

Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper had a monster day against the Washington Redskins, going for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

His first touchdown celebration wouldn't have gone down well with Philadelphia fans, as he mocked the shooting form of 76ers' Markelle Fultz when he performed a free-throw through the posts.

Eddie Jackson's conditioning drill

The Bears' defense was phenomenal against the Lions, having two sacks and two interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown by safety Eddie Jackson.

Many franchises have been doing team celebrations recently, but Jackson's has to be the best as his team took part in a group conditioning exercise in the back of the endzone.

Trey Quinn dances 'The Scarn'

It's not every day that the Mr. Irrelevant in an NFL draft gets a chance to be center stage during a nationally televised game, but that's the exact moment Redskins' Trey Quinn received during his team's loss vs Cowboys.

The final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft performed the trademark dance of The Office's regional manager Michael Scott's alter-ego Agent Michael Scarn after scoring his first career touchdown.

Ezekiel Elliott donates his QB to the Salvation Army

Ezekiel Elliott had two highlight celebrations on Thanksgiving

Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott is a fan of using the Salvation Army kettle as part of his celebration during Thanksgiving football, and he did it twice during his team's victory this week against the Redskins.

One of his two celebrations with the kettle came after his quarterback Dak Prescott scored a rushing touchdown. He needed help getting into the kettle itself and Elliott was more than happy to help him out.

Elliott matches his jersey number in Salvation Army donation

Elliott ran wild against the Redskins on Thanksgiving, as he rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in the Cowboys' win.

After his 16-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, an assistant handed the running back a $20 bill and a $1 bill, which he donated to the Salvation Army in their red kettle which he jumped into back in 2016.

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