The Chicago Bears (7-3) and the Detroit Lions (4-6) face a quick turnaround in a Week 12 Thanksgiving Day match up. Both teams were victorious in Week 11 with the Lions winning over the Carolina Panthers and the Bears handling the Minnesota Vikings to retain sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams in 12 days. Chicago holds the all-time record of 98-74-5, but the Lions have won three of the last four meetings. In Week 10 at Soldier Field, Chicago clawed to a 34-22 victory with WR Allen Robinson hauling in six receptions for 133 yards with two TDs and kicker Cody Parkey missing two field goals and 2 PATs.
The game is in the Motor City airing on CBS at 11:30 AM CT. Bears players celebrated the holiday by sharing what they were thankful for during media day.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB
“Kissin’ titties. And probably that one time Taylor Gabriel told the media I throw a good deep ball.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Spaghetti
Jordan Howard, RB
“Nicholas Cage’s performance in “Con Air.” It brings tears to my eyes every time I watch.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Jalapeno Poppers
Allen Robinson II, WR
“When you get that perfect split of an Oreo. Nothing beats it. Nothing.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Oreos of course
Khalil Mack, OLB
“You’d probably think I’d say something like the Oakland Raiders front office. And you’re right.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Gravy all day, son
Akiem Hicks, DT
“My sewing thimble. It’s saved my thumb more times than I can count.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Seared mackerel with a side of black truffle and cheese grits
Kyle Fuller, CB
“That my ex- hasn’t changed the Netflix password yet.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Combo: no tomato, add bacon, pickle, double cheese on a toasted bun but not too toasted. Like a setting 4 on the toaster. Large fry but no salt on half of them. Small half Coke, half Diet Coke with a splash of Dr. Pepper. No ice.
Eddie Jackson, FS
“I’m thankful for ‘Golden Girls’ reruns. Betty White is savage as hell.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Twice-baked potatoes, bitch
Cody Parkey, K
“When Nagy puts up two fingers after a TD.”
Favorite Thanksgiving dish: Gummy Bears. Oh wait. Gluten-free Gummy Bears.