Matthew Stafford had a feeling Thursday would be different.
Calvin Johnson’s big day was exactly what Detroit’s dormant offense needed.
Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte left Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter with an eye injury.
This is a familiar situation for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions: They are in decent position to make the playoffs, but after a couple of poor performances, that’s hardly a certainty.
The Lions took Corey in the sixth round last year; the Bears picked Kyle in the first round this year.
The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.
The Detroit Lions are no strangers to Thanksgiving Day games and this year, they are taking on an NFC North rival in the Chicago Bears. Both teams need a win to stay in the playoff race and CBS Sports Tracy Wolfson took some time to talk Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford facing off at Ford Field on the big holiday.
The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.
Willie Young spent years chasing after Matthew Stafford in practices. As a fellow Lion, he never got to actually hit Stafford, of course.
The average secondary market price for Lions tickets on TiqIQ against the Bears this Thursday is currently $287.23.