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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears open thread

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Barry Sanders once beat us so bad on Thanksgiving I felt nothing but awe - Windy City Gridiron
Yes, today is Thanksgiving and the Bears are going to Detroit to play the Lions for the 12th time in our history. Our first game was in 1947. Our most recent, 2014. But the height of the turkey day rivalry came in the 1990s, when we linked up for four games between 1991 and 1999, losing three of four, including 1997.

Thanksgiving NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit
Of course, the Lions have a couple of impactful injury situations of their own. Marvin Jones Jr. and Kerryon Johnson have already been declared out, meaning Matthew Stafford will have his work cut out for him facing an already tough Bears defense. That’s not the team you want to be shorthanded against, but Stafford will have to lean on the likes of Kenny Golladay, Bruce Ellington (maybe), and Zach Zenner.