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NFL Thanksgiving expert picks: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

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Check out our picks for Thanksgiving.

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The Detroit Lions lost to a 1-9 Washington team last week and that appears to have taken even the slightest gust out of Lions fan’s sails. There is no more hope. The silver lining is so thin at this point, it’s essentially invisible. Many are already calling for the end of the Matt Patricia era before his second season as head coach is in the books.

So despite the Chicago Bears going through a fair amount of turbulence themselves, not many on staff see the Lions being the pardoned turkey on Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day classic.

It’s easy to see why. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Lions allowed Mitchell Trubisky to have one of his best games of the season in a year where the Bears quarterback has been one of the worst statistical quarterbacks in the entire NFL. On top of that, the Lions will be starting a third-string quarterback—an undrafted rookie, at that—against a top-tier Bears defense.

The outlook is bleak, but at least most of us have our health and our family and/or friends, right?

Here’s a look at our predictions for the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day bout with the Bears:

Justin Simon (6-5): 23-13 Bears
Jeremy Reisman (6-5): 17-13 Lions
John Whiticar (6-5): 23-20 Bears
Kyle Yost (6-5): 21-17 Bears
Alex Reno (5-6): N/A
Mike Payton (5-6): Bears win
Hamza Baccouche (5-6): 17-16 Lions
Mansur Shaheen (5-6): 14-3 Bears
Ryan Mathews (5-6): 16-13 Bears
Kellie Rowe (4-4): 17-10 Bears
Levi Blue (4-8): 23-20 Bears
Andrew Kato (3-6): 17-10 Bears
Chris Perfett (2-9): Bears Pumpkin Pie, Lions fruit salad (Bears win)

Now let’s hear your score predictions.

Poll

Who wins?

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  • 28%
    Lions
    (65 votes)
  • 71%
    Bears
    (160 votes)
225 votes total Vote Now