This will be the third year in a row the Lions will face a division rival on Thanksgiving. The last two years, the Lions faced off against the Minnesota Vikings.
It wasn’t all that long ago when the Lions hosted the Bears on Thanksgiving. Back in 2014, the Lions dismantled the Bears 34-17 in a game where Matthew Stafford completed over 75 percent of his passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns.
According to the same source, the Lions will travel to Soldier Field just two weeks prior to the Thanksgiving Day game:
If you’re wondering what that means for the weather, that game will take place someday between November 8 and 12.
It may seem weird that the Lions are playing the Bears in two games so close together, but a similar thing happened with the Lions and Vikings two years ago. The Lions traveled to Minnesota in Week 9 that year, then faced off again on Thanksgiving three weeks later.
So far, here’s what we know about the Lions’ 2018 schedule: