NFL Radio’s Brett Favre and Gil Brandt reflect on Thanksgiving pigskin memories

NFL Radio experts Brett Favre and Gil Brandt discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pigskin memories.

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November 16, 2016

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The NFL on Thanksgiving, the two go together like mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey and cranberries, pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Everyone remembers an iconic gridiron moment from Turkey Day, probably while lazing on the couch as the tryptophan worked its magic. And our NFL Radio’s own Brett Favre and Gil Brandt are no different.

The duo recently recalled some of their favorite Thanksgiving NFL moments, from the hard-to-forget Leon Lett and his bumbling of a loose pigskin during an icy and snowy Dolphins-Cowboys Turkey Day match in 1993, to Favre going toe-to-toe with Dallas’ Jason Garrett, our NFL experts reminisce about it all. Take a Turkey trot through the memories with us now…

Gil Brandt

The legendary scout for the Dallas Cowboys (and SiriusXM NFL Radio host) has seen his fair share of incredible NFL moments on Turkey Day. Here’s Gil discussing the history and tradition of Thanksgiving games in the NFL:

And here’s Gil sharing a few iconic moments from the storied Dallas Thanksgiving games.


Brett Favre

The gunslinging Brett Favre competed in plenty of memorable Thanksgiving Day affairs during his playing career. Hear him open up about his favorite moments in the clip below!

Don’t forget you can catch all of the Thanksgiving Day games on SiriusXM NFL Radio (Ch. 88). The action starts at 12:30 pm ET with Minnesota visiting Detroit, after that it’s Dallas hosting Washington at 4:30 pm and the day’s capped off with Indianapolis hosting Pittsburgh at 8:30.

(AP Photo/Alvan Quinn