The Chicago Bears head to Detriot to face off against the Lions today for a Thanksgiving matchup.
The Chicago Bears look to get back to the .500 mark as they head to Detriot to face off against their division rival, the Detriot Lions.
This will be the 180th meeting of all-time between these two teams and will be the 18th meeting between these two on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Bears lead 9-8 in the Thanksgiving Matchup.
The Bears head into this game at 5-6, while the lions are sitting in last place in the NFC North at 3-7-1. This will be their second matchup of the season and will be another game without Matthew Stafford for the Lions.
Bears fans remember their last matchup in Week 10, as they ended their season-long 4-game losing streak as they went on to defeat the Lions by a final score of 20-13. Bears fans thought that it’d be another tough game but Stafford ended up sitting out that game, and Jeff Driskel ended up starting.
This is a much-needed win for the Chicago Bears, as they are looking to get their season back on track after having a really tough first half of the season. The Lions season hasn’t gone all that well either, as many people thought they’d actually be a playoff team this year, but that won’t be happening.
Both teams look much different from their last matchup, as both teams are dealing with injuries. First off for the Bears they will be missing right tackle Bobby Massie in this game, also will without wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and tight end Ben Braunecker. While the Lions will likely be without quarterback Jeff Driskel who has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Maybe we will finally see Riley Ridley play since he hasn’t touched the field in a regular-season game since he was drafted? I sure hope so. and hopefully, we will finally see tight end Jesper Horsted out on the field.
The lions will likely be starting undrafted rookie David Blough in place for Driskel who has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
This game is huge for the Bears if they want to turn this season around, a lot will need to happen, but I’m pretty confident that this team can come away with a win.
Let’s get into my three bold predictions for the game.