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8 unforgettable NFL Thanksgiving Day game moments

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally brought you by the three F’s: Family, food and football.

And it is one of the best days of the year, even if your favorite team isn’t taking the field, because Thanksgiving Day football has brought the NFL some of its most famous moments.

While the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions play every year, players from those teams have not necessarily produced some of the best moments from the final Thursday of November.

Here are some of the top moments from the Thanksgiving Day games over the last several years.

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TONY ROMO BREAKS OUT

Tony Romo, of the Dallas Cowboys, broke out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thanksgiving 2006.

Tony Romo, of the Dallas Cowboys, broke out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thanksgiving 2006.
(2012 Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys gave Tony Romo a shot during the 2006 season. Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe at the beginning

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The 5 best moments from Tom Brady’s appearance on the ‘ManningCast’



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Some of the best moments from Brady’s second-quarter appearance on ESPN2.

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Tom Brady (left) appeared on Monday Night Football with Peyton (right) and Eli Manning, and had plenty of shots to go around. David Zalubowski

ESPN has brought a new dimension to their coverage of Monday Night Football this season with the “ManningCast,” starring brothers Peyton and Eli, who welcomed their most-anticipated guest of the year this week: Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

From the barbs with his old counterparts to the mind of Rob Gronkowski, here are some of the best moments from Brady’s second-quarter appearance on ESPN2.

Letting yourself go?

Brady opened the night with a compliment and a jab, praising the Mannings’ work on the air this season — but with Peyton donning his younger brother’s Ole Miss jersey, Brady couldn’t help but take aim at his old

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The good (Aaron Rodgers), the bad (Matt Nagy), and other telling moments from Week 3 in the NFL

Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown against the 49ers.

Aaron Rodgers. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Week 3 of the NFL season was filled with action.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was the big winner of the weekend, setting an NFL record with a game-winning 66-yard field goal to beat the Detroit Lions and further his case as the greatest kicker of all time.

Meanwhile, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was a big loser. Take a look below at all the winners and losers from Week 3 of the NFL season.

WINNER: Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker celebrates after breaking NFL record with a 66-yard field goal to defeat the Detroit Lions.

Justin Tucker. Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Justin Tucker is the greatest kicker alive. Against the Lions, he drilled a record-setting 66-yard field goal as time expired to send the Ravens home winners.

Tucker had been teasing his potential for a record-setting kick for years, and when his moment finally came, he was ready.

LOSER: Matt Prater

While one kicker booted their way to

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Kevin Durant’s mom gave him a sweet hug after he air-balled the game-tying shot in the final moments of classic Game 7

Kevin Durant hugs his mom.

Kevin Durant and his mom shared a hug at the end of Game 7. via TNT/NBA

  • Kevin Durant air-balled a game-tying shot with .3 seconds left to play in Game 7.

  • Afterward, his mother, Wanda, gave him a hug.

  • Durant scored 48 points in 53 minutes and had hit the game-tying shot to force overtime.

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Kevin Durant came up just short in an instant-classic Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, and his mom was there to pick him up.

With the Nets trailing the Bucks, 113-111, in overtime, with three seconds left to play, Durant attempted a game-tying jumper.

The shot air-balled and went out of bounds with .3 seconds left, effectively ending the game and allowing the Bucks to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Who was there to pick Durant up after his air-ball? His mother, Wanda, of

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