Welcome to Bears vs Lions: The Bears travel to Detroit to play the Lions on Thanksgiving Game, Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears One thing we know about the Detroit Lions: They won’t make anyone’s lives easy. That includes fans, opponents and analysts. Is this a bad team that’s where it should be, or is it a good team that’s underachieving? The Bears are going to find out one way or another, as they head into Detroit for a good old fashioned Thanksgiving trap game.
Detroit will be playing at home against Chicago at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving. Detroit aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the team has another upset up their sleeve.
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When: Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Where: Ford Field, Michigan
Online streaming: CBS All Access, fuboTV (Try for free)
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There’s no place like home for Detroit, bouncing back after a tough loss on the road. They won a contest that couldn’t have been any closer, slipping by Carolina 20-19. The victory was some much needed relief for Detroit as it spelled the end of their three-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, after losing to Minnesota the last time they met, Chicago decided to demonstrate that turnabout is fair play. Chicago got past Minnesota with less than a touchdown to spare, ending up at 25-20. The win was familiar territory for Chicago, who now have four in a row.
Their wins bumped Detroit to 4-6 and Chicago to 7-3. In Detroit’s victory, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 87 yards and 1 touchdown on 15 carries and Kenny Golladay caught 8 passes for 113 yards and 1 touchdown. We’ll see if Chicago have a strategy for dealing with them or if they lead their team to another successful outing.
Chicago (7-3) is coming off a major divisional win Sunday night over the Vikings to take over first place. With the Week 11 win, the Bears reached seven wins for the first time since 2013. But Detroit is riding high, too, after edging the Panthers to improve to 4-6 on the season
The Lions got the win in Week 11, but lost lead rusher Kerryon Johnson, who was sidelined with a knee injury. Johnson leads the team in rushing with 641 yards and would be a huge loss to the offense if he can’t play. Detroit is led by first-year head coach Matt Patricia, whose defense has managed to take down two of the best quarterbacks in the league, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but has otherwise struggled to find enough consistency to keep the team in playoff position . Watch This Thanksgiving Game between Bears vs Lions .