Why Chicago Bears are better on Thanksgiving

The Bears hadn’t won on Thanksgiving for 22 years until a 27-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 6 last season. Chicago is the only team with five straight wins and, since 1990,…

Why Chicago Bears are better on Thanksgiving

The Bears hadn’t won on Thanksgiving for 22 years until a 27-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 6 last season. Chicago is the only team with five straight wins and, since 1990, has played 37 games on the holiday, finishing with a 12-4 record in that span.

Bad teams don’t like to play on the holiday, of course, but the Bears have got a special Thanksgiving game record.

The Cleveland Browns are one of the few teams that hasn’t enjoyed a Thanksgiving victory, losing 13 of their last 14 and 17 of 19 since moving from Oakland in 1999.

The Green Bay Packers are three for their last 31 on the holiday with a 33-10 loss to Detroit in 2003, a 30-27 loss to Dallas in 2006 and a 27-23 loss to Dallas in 2010.

Even the Dallas Cowboys haven’t had much success on Thanksgiving. They are 4-11 in the last 14 on the holiday.

If you are interested in other Thanksgiving opponent records:

Note: For the Patriots, the Patriots played one Thanksgiving game each of the past five seasons, going 5-3.

Philadelphia Eagles (3-2): Last year marked the Eagles’ first game since last year, as they won their season opener.

Detroit Lions (3-2): The Lions have played four Turkey Day games since 1980 and haven’t won one.

Green Bay Packers (1-4): The Packers play on Thanksgiving for the 32nd straight season.

Minnesota Vikings (0-6): The Vikings have played their last three Turkey Day games on the road.

Cleveland Browns (0-5): The Browns played on Thanksgiving for the first time in their history in 2012.

This article was originally published on Chicago Live! http://chicagolive.com/.

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