These two franchises have met at least once every year since 1930, when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans and based in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Bears lead the overall series 100–74–5; however, the series is very close since 1966, at 53–52–1 in favor of the Bears.
Both teams come into today’s game with disappointing seasons to date. The Bears come into the game with a struggling young Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback, who has been so bad serious questions are being raised as to his long term future in the NFL. The Bears have lost five of their last seven games, their only wins in that stretch coming against the lowly New York Giants and the Lions.
The Lions come into the game with their star quarterback, Matthew Stafford, sidelined with back problems. In his stead Jeff Driskel has been terrible. The Lions come into the game losers of seven of their last eight games, their only win coming against the lowly New York Giants.
It’s bad quarterback against bad quarterback, bad team against bad team. It’s the Lions and the Bears in the Thanksgiving Leftovers Bowl. Enjoy the game everybody.