Buttfumble, Leon Lett’s Blizzard Blunder Highlight Long Tradition of Thanksgiving Football (Gallery)


mark sanchezTurkey, family and football.

The three pillars of Thanksgiving Day.

Only three NFL games take place on the fourth Thursday in November each year (and until a few years ago, only two) giving every game a national audience and elevating some moments — good and bad — into immortality.

When you hear the name Leon Lett, a snow-covered Cowboys Stadium immediately comes to mind. A discussion about Jerome Bettis will always lead, sooner or later, to heads or tails. And Mark Sanchez‘ NFL career may always be encapsulated by the unfortunate image you see above.

As you prepare for another slate of Thanksgiving games, take a look back at some of the greatest and most memorable moments from Turkey Days past.

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