Ravens would be interested in hosting Thanksgiving Day game annually

Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts after throwing a 66 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The NFL added a third Thanksgiving Day game a few years ago to go along with the traditional games hosted by the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. This season, the Baltimore Ravens play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a pivotal AFC North clash in the 8:30 p.m. ET game to finish of Thanksgiving with a prime time game that has playoff implications.

While some teams don’t always enjoy the short weeks that come with playing on Thanksgiving, the Ravens and head coach Jim Harbaugh embrace it.

In fact, they would love to host an annual Thanksgiving Day themselves.

“At any point in time the NFL and Roger [Goodell, NFL commissioner] want to make this tradition, wouldn’t we all be for that in Baltimore?,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN.com. “That would be pretty amazing. We’d love it.”

Baltimore hosts a Thanksgiving Day game for the second time in three years, so he is getting his wish of playing on one of the NFL’s biggest stages, but it doesn’t look like the league has shown any interest in making a permanent third hosting team.

However, if they do, it would be hard to pass up a head coach that is willing to occupy that role.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens

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