Lions Hope To Give Thanks For Win Over Bears

November 26, 2014

The Detroit Lions are searching for the prescription to break a two-game losing streak. And the team may just find that tonic on Thanksgiving Day, when the underachieving Chicago Bears come to town. Last year Detroit broke its string of losses in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, then did not notch another win the rest of the season. This year the Lions are trying to avoid a repeat of that collapse as they take on a Chicago Bears team that has disappointed its fans on both sides of the ball. The Bears defense is giving up more than 30 points a game on the road and quarterback Jay Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers. But Detroit has its own issues – injuries across the offensive line and a struggling superstar in Calvin Johnson, who has caught less than half of the passes thrown his way since returning from an ankle ailment. Yet Johnson could be the key factor in the contest because injuries among Chicago’s defensive backs could mean an undrafted rookie will have the unenviable task of covering Megatron.