With the match starting and ending on Lion‘Thanksgiving is suitable for Bear, a lot of attention has been paid to the situation of downtown Detroit. The club’s favorite starter, Jared Goff, has been battling an oblique injury which has left his condition for this match unimproved, especially after missing last week’s match against Brown on Sunday. However, the Lions are getting some positive news coming to this contest such as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team was scheduled to start the Goff with Chicago but there was no setback.
Things are trending in this direction as Goff practiced all week in limited numbers and was officially put on the suspect list earlier on Wednesday. Head coach Dan Campbell even noted on Tuesday that he inclined towards the start of Goff after he showed promising signs to start the week.
“He’s the tough guy,” Campbell said on Tuesday of Goff, admitting that he was worried about rushing him back because of that toughness. “Honestly, that’s part of my concern because I know how tough he is and he tells you he’s being honest, but I know how badly he wants to play. . He’s been through a lot – played a lot. I appreciate that in him, but I want to make sure he’s ready. And I think it’s trending.”
In Goff’s absence, Tim Boyle started for Detroit and failed to produce an inspiring performance against the Browns. He completed 15 of his 23 passes from just 77 yards and two interceptions in the loss that saw the Lions lose 0-9-1 into the season.
On the opposite side, the Bears will launch a veteran reserve Andy Dalton like rookie phenom Justin Fields were ruled out due to a rib injury he sustained in Week 11.