What Time Does The Bears Lions Thanksgiving Football Game Start, End?

Written By Matt Burke on November 25, 2021

Timing is everything on Thanksgiving. From when to start cooking the turkey, to when to take out the turkey, to what time to eat and when to leave – you’ll want to have a watch or be near a clock throughout the day. The most important time frame you’ll want to get down, though, centers around when to tune in to the football game on TV. Here we will look at what time does the Bears versus Lions Thanksgiving football game start and when does it end. Included will be how long is the game as well as betting odds on the Chicago versus Detroit clash.

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What time does Bears Lions Thanksgiving football game start?

If you are scheduling Thanksgiving dinner around the first football game of the afternoon we have you covered below. As for what time does the Bears Lions Thanksgiving football game start you will want to be in front of a TV by 12:30 p.m. ET for the kickoff. Here are the starting times for the Bears versus Lions game by time zone.

  • Bears Lions Eastern start time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Lions Bears Midwest start time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Bears Lions Mountain start time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Lions Bears Pacific start time: 9:30 a.m.

When does Bears Lions Thanksgiving football game end?

If you are asking when does the Bears Lions Thanksgiving football game end you should know that NFL games are typically around 3 hours and 10 minutes long. So if you want to plan your meal around the finish of the first game of the day, expect Bears Lions to end at 3:40 p.m. ET. Here are the time zones for when you can expect this game to end.

  • First Thanksgiving game end time Eastern: 3:40 p.m.
  • Bears Lions game end time Midwest: 2:40 p.m.
  • First Thanksgiving game end time Mountain: 1:40 p.m.
  • Bears Lions game end time Pacific: 12:40 p.m.
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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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