NBC Sports affiliate and Mike Florio brainchild Pro Football Talk caught wind of a report that the Detroit Lions will be hosting the Chicago Bears once again for their annual Thanksgiving game on Tuesday.
Report: NFL planning to match Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys on Thanksgiving https://t.co/Dqnqnt5IZ0— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 11, 2019
When Bears reporter Aaron Leming quote tweeted the PFT report asking why the NFL can’t think of another match up, Chicago receiver Taylor Gabriel replied with “Easy W don’t worry”.
The receiver deleted the tweet, but not before a screenshot was captured by PFT.
Detroit entered the 2018 season having won nine of the last ten meetings with their NFC North rival, but Chicago was able to get the better of them twice last year for a season sweep. The Bears have a 3-9 record against the Lions since 2013.
Gabriel has personally had a lot of recent success against the Lions. He was involved in both of his teams wins against Detroit last season—leading the team with seven catches for 49 yards on Thanksgiving and having zero catches for zero yards when the teams met in Week 10. He also had five catches for 79 yards against the Lions in an Atlanta Falcons win in 2017.
Mitchell Trubisky is still expected to be the Bears starting quarterback in 2019.