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Top 10 Thanksgiving Day Football Plays

Ten NFL highlights that made you choke on your turkey drumstick.
DALLAS COWBOYS VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2008) Twisting, toe-tapping catch by T.O. While his career is currently on “hiatus,” T.O. had a nice run making dazzling plays as a member of the Cowboys from 2006 to 2008. During his last season in Dallas, T.O. touched up the Seattle Seahawks for 98 yards and a touchdown on Turkey Day, including this 30+ dandy near the sidelines. Watch as Owens twists his body 180 degrees and tips the ball from one hand to another, all while keeping both feet in bounds. “A “presence of mind” play at its finest.

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. DALLAS COWBOYS (1998) Randy Moss scores third touchdown of the day In just his first pro season, Randy Moss took the NFL by storm, scoring a rookie record 17 receiving touchdowns. Three of them came on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas, as the phenom turned all three of his catches into long scores. Moss nailed the hat trick with a short pass that he turned into a 50 yard plus catch-and-run burner downfield. “The Freak” at his finest.

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. DALLAS COWBOYS (2000) Randy Moss's end of end zone touchdown Yup, he’s back for more. Two years after going bonkers on the ‘Boys, Moss returned to Dallas for a Turkey Day encore that did not disappoint. In a 27-15 Vikings win, Moss totaled 7 catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns, including this utterly amazing grab in the back of the end zone. Watch as Moss tiptoes both feet inbounds on this high degree-of-difficulty score.

 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS. DETROIT LIONS (2004) Peyton Manning ties record with six touchdowns For his Thanksgiving Day debut in 2004, Peyton Manning clearly wanted to do something special. In the midst of his best pro season (49 TD), Manning carved up the Lions for six touchdowns; three apiece to wide receivers Brandon Stokely and Marvin Harrison. The total tied a Thanksgiving record set by Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins in 1977, and is one touchdown more than current Colts quarterback Curtis Painter has thrown all season (filling in for the injured Manning). Tough times in Indy.

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