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Report: Redskins to host Thanksgiving game for first time in franchise history

(USA TODAY Sports)

The full schedule for the 2017 NFL regular season will be released Thursday night, but one game has already been leaked.

The Washington Redskins will host the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night, The Washington Post reports.

The Redskins have never hosted a Thanksgiving game in the team’s history. Historically, only the Lions and Cowboys host games on Thanksgiving, though that began to change in 2006 when the NFL introduced a third, night game on the holiday.

Redskins fans have grown quite used to the Thanksgiving games, as the team has faced the Cowboys eight times on the holiday, as well as one trip to Detroit on Turkey Day. 

Besides the dramatic change in routine brought on by the Thursday game, the ‘Skins have fared poorly in Thanksgiving games. Last season, the Burgundy and Gold fell 31-26 to the Cowboys, and Washington holds just a 2-7 record in nine contests on the holiday.

The full NFL schedule will be released Thursday night at 8 p.m. While much of the schedule remains a mystery until the reveal, home and away opponents have already been decided.

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