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Lions-Bears Thanksgiving Rematch Likely For 2019

The two teams have split their last 10 Thanksgiving Day matchups. 

February 11, 2019 - 11:07 am
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The Lions and Bears are ready to run it back on Thanksgiving. 

According to a report Monday from Sports Business Daily, Detroit is likely to host Chicago on Thanksgiving next season for the second year in a row and the 18th time in the history of their rivalry. 

The 2019 NFL schedule has yet to be finalized, but Lions-Bears on Nov. 28 is one date that appears set. 

In last season's game, the Bears took down the Lions 23-16, completing the season sweep in a span of three weeks. A fourth-quarter pick-six by Chicago safety Eddie Jackson was the difference. 

The two teams have split their last 10 Thanksgiving Day matchups. 

The full schedule for 2019 will be released in April. 

Along with each of their NFC North foes, the Lions host the Cowboys, Giants, Chargers, Chiefs and Buccaneers next season. Out of division, they visit the Eagles, Redskins, Cardinals, Broncos and Raiders. 

Also included in the Sports Business Daily report is that the 2019 season-opener will likely feature the Bears and Packers, a nod to the NFL's oldest rivalry in the league's centennial season. It would be the first time since 2006 that the season-opener did not include the defending Super Bowl champions.