The Detroit Lions will host the Chicago Bears for their annual Thanksgiving game today and this year’s edition may prove to be the worst in recent history.
Last years Turkey Day Classic featured the Bear’s back up quarterback, Chase Daniel, in a Chicago victory. This season the Lions get a chance to showcase a backup.
Or technically the backup of a backup, if you’re keeping score at home.
With Matthew Stafford out again with a back injury, and Jeff Driskel limited by a hamstring injury, Lions rookie QB David Blough will get his first regular season action as a professional football player.
While Blough is getting his first NFL action Thursday, he may not be the worst quarterback taking the field in this game. The Bears still have a guy named Mitchell Trubisky playing for them.
In 10 starts this season, Trubisky is averaging 185 passing yards per game with only 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while the Bears are ranked 28th in total yards this season.
After missing a good chunk of the season, Lions defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand has a decent chance of playing this week, after practicing this week, albeit limited.
While a Hand job would be nice for the Lions, they will need a Blough job to take them to completion and win this game against the stout Bears defense.