Bears-Lions Preview Capsule
CHICAGO (7-3) at DETROIT (4-6)
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Bears by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 7-3, Detroit 6-4
SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 98-74-5
LAST MEETING — Bears beat Lions 34-22, Nov. 11
LAST WEEK — Bears beat Vikings 25-20; Lions beat Panthers 20-19
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 6, Lions No. 23.
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (10), PASS (21).
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (T-11).
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (24), PASS (18).
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (24), PASS (13).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bears and Lions meeting for 17th time on Thanksgiving. Each won eight of previous 16 matchups. ... Bears trying for first regular-season sweep of Lions since 2012. ... Chicago's overall record on Thanksgiving is 17-15-2. Detroit's is 37-39-2. ... Only Green Bay (21 times) has faced Lions more times on Thanksgiving than Bears. ... Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for game with right shoulder injury. Backup Chase Daniel has started two games in NFL career and has not attempted pass since 2016 season. ... Chicago leads NFL with 18 INTs and is tied for first with 16 forced fumbles in 2018. Bears also lead league with 27 takeaways, 97 points off turnovers and plus-13 turnover margin. ... Bears LB Khalil Mack had two sacks in meeting with Lions earlier this month. ... Bears WR Allen Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two TDs in earlier meeting with Lions. ... ... Chicago is 7-0 this season when holding opponents under 24 points, 0-3 when opponents score at least that many. ... Detroit QB Matthew Stafford has 100.8 rating in past six Thanksgiving games, averaging 330 yards passing with 15 TDs and three INTs. ... Lions lost to Minnesota on Thanksgiving last year, snapping four-game winning streak on this holiday. Detroit had dropped nine straight Thanksgiving games prior to that run. ... Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught eight passes for 113 yards and a TD last weekend. ... Detroit DE Ziggy Ansah has 7 ½ sacks in five games on Thanksgiving. Fantasy tip: Lions may need to rely more on Stafford's arm after rookie RB Kerryon Johnson left last weekend's game with knee injury.
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