Episode #214: Lions vs Bears, Thanksgiving Day preview

This week on the podcast, the guys set the table for the Detroit Lions 2021 Week 12 matchup against divisional rival Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.

Roster Moves:

  • Ahead of the Browns’ game:
    • Activated QB Tim Boyle
    • signed WR Tom Kennedy
    • released DL Kevin Strong
    • Elevated RG Tommy Kraemer and K Aldric Rosas

Browns review

Injury Report – Monday and Tuesday were walkthroughs


  • RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (concussion)
  • OL Matt Nelson (ankle)
  • EDGE Trey Flowers (knee)
  • DL Da’Shawn Hand (groin)
  • NB A.J. Parker (ankle)


  • QB Jared Goff (oblique)
  • RB Jermar Jefferson (knee/ankle)
  • WR Trinity Benson (knee)

Still on IR but practicing: CB Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh)

Bears’ preview on Thanksgiving Day

  • Ref: Adrian Hill
  • TV: FOX, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
  • Betting Line: opened at Bears -4, now Bears -3.5 (over/under 43)
  • Bears on a 5-game losing streak
  • Lots of key injuries, including to Justin Fields, meaning Andy Dalton will start at QB
  • Matt Nagy’s job is reportedly on the line

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