The Chicago Bears travel to take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, but the injury reports for both teams could change this game.
This feels a bit like deja vu, doesn’t it? Here we are, just a week and a half after the Chicago Bears walloped the Detroit Lions at home, and already these two teams will meet again. This time, it is going to be a bit different.
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First of all, it’s Thanksgiving Day 2018. The Lions have been playing on this date for decades, and it’s all they’ve ever known. It’s a different stage than the one from just a few short days ago.
Second, and most importantly, both teams could be without some notable names in this one, and that’s a big deal.
The Bears, on one hand, are on a 4-game win streak which most recently saw them handle the Minnesota Vikings on primetime in Week 11. They are riding high on top of the NFC North.
Meanwhile, the Lions are at the bottom, sitting at 4-6 and at the point where their backs are up against a wall. It’s win now, or watch another season go down the drain.
This, despite what you may seem, is an enormous game for both teams. The Bears may be tired. They may be fatigued. This will be the third game they have played in just 12 days. It would be a statement to not only win all three of those games, but to do it against all divisional opponents.
The problem though, for Chicago, lies on the injury report. But, before we get to them, let’s take a look at a significant injury report for the Lions. Both teams are banged up, and both teams have their fans somewhat worried with how these reports have shaken out.