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While we were eating turkey and taking naps, these guys were having the games of their lives.

From Ernie Nevers' unbelievable six-score performance at Chicago's Comiskey Park in 1949 to O.J. Simpson's record-setting rushing day in 1976, these are the best individual outings that we've seen on the fourth Thursday in November.

And you can also check out the NFL's Greatest Thanksgiving Games.

10. Troy Aikman, 1998

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The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings, but Aikman had a stellar game, completing 34 of 57 passes for 455 yards.

9. Jason Garrett, 1994

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A third-stringer, Garrett launched two touchdown passes and finished the day 15-of-26 for 311 yards. The Cowboys beat Brett Favre and the Packers, 42-31.

8. Lawrence Taylor, 1982

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LT intercepted Detroit Lions quarterback Gary Danielson in the fourth quarter and returned the pick 97 yards for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

7. Tony Romo, 2006

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Romo's history of success on Thanksgiving started in 2006 against Tampa Bay, when he went 22-of-29 for 306 yards and five touchdowns. The Cowboys demolished the Bucs, 38-10.

6. Ernie Nevers, 1949

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The Chicago Cardinals running back ran wild in a win over the Chicago Bears at Comiskey Park. He scored six touchdowns and kicked four PATs in a 40-6 win.

5. Barry Sanders, 1997

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Sanders rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-20 win over the Bears. His jaw-dropping Thanksgiving performance moved him past Eric Dickerson for second on the NFL's all-time rushing list.

4. Bob Griese, 1977

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Griese guided the Miami Dolphins past the St. Louis Cardinals with six touchdown passes and 207 passing yards.

3. Randy Moss, 1998

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The rookie receiver was bitter that Dallas passed over him in the NFL draft, and he took out his frustration on the field. Moss only had three receptions in the Vikings' win over the Cowboys, but they went for a combined 163 yards and three touchdowns.

2. Peyton Manning, 2004

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Manning tied an NFL record with six touchdown throws while completing 23-of-28 passes for 236 yards. The Colts easily disposed of the Detroit Lions, 41-9.

1. O.J. Simpson, 1976

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The Juice rushed for a then-single game record of 273 yards against the Detroit Lions. It wasn't enough to push Buffalo past Detroit, as the Bills fell, 27-14, but it still ranks sixth on the all-time list for most yards in a single game.

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