Bears win third straight Thanksgiving Day game, beat Lions 24-20

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Detroit Lions started a rookie signal caller in their annual Thanksgiving Day game. However, for the second straight year the result was the same against the Chicago Bears.

The Bears defeated the Lions, 24-20, on Thursday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller reacts after making a catch against the Detroit Lions
Anthony Miller reacts after making a catch against the Detroit Lions (Photo by Associated Press Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Detroit is now 37-41-2 in Thanksgiving Day games. The Lions are in a three-game losing streak in this game.

In 2018, the Bears defeated the Lions, 23-16. One year earlier, the Minnesota Vikings won 30-23.

Chicago, with this win, is 19-15-2 in Thanksgiving Day games. The Bears have won their last three games on this special day in the United States.

Their last loss on Thanksgiving was a 34-17 loss to the Lions on Nov. 27, 2014.

The team from the Windy City improved to .500 with their latest win to improve to 6-6 on the season. The loss dropped the home team to 3-8-1.

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky went 29 of 38 for 338 yards. He also had three touchdown passes and an interception.

David Montgomery had 16 carries for 75 yards. Anthony Miller had nine receptions for 140 yards.

Lions rookie David Blough went 22 of 38 for 280 yards. He also had two touchdowns and an interception.

Bo Scarborough had 21 carries for 83 yards. Kenny Golladay had four receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown.

Bears our scores the Lions 17-6 in the second half. Trubisky hit Jesper Horsted for an 18-yard touchdown.

Trubisky hit Montgomery for a three-yard touchdown reception. Eddie Piñeiro also made a 30-yard field goal.

Lions kicker Matt Prater made two field goals. He made a 24-yard field goal and a 25-yard field goal.

Detroit led 14-7 at halftime. Blough hit Marvin Jones Jr. for an eight-yard touchdown.

He also connected with Golladay for a 75-yard touchdown reception.

Chicago’s Trubisky hit Allen Robinson for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

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