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Thanksgiving Early Open Thread: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

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Join Battle Red Blog as we celebrate Thanksgiving the only way we know how - with gluttony and football. Comment in the thread below as you watch the first of three NFL games today with the 5-6 Chicago Bears making the short trip to visit the 7-4 Detroit Lions in an NFC North holiday tilt.

Megatron always doing his thing, even in defeat
Megatron always doing his thing, even in defeat
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You likely haven't had your Thanksgiving feast quite yet, but for most, that familiar aroma has at least started to fill the home.  What better companion to your hectic or lazy Thanksgiving morning than a complete and total blah of an NFL game?

If you're anything like me, when you have something unpleasant to do, you want to get it done as quickly as possible so you can get to the good stuff.  Before we get to two potentially great games with four playoff-contending teams, we have to get through the slop of the Chicago Bears (5-6) visiting their divisional foe, the Detroit Lions (7-4).

The Bears have long since checked out this season, barely blinking on the way to Marc Trestman's inevitable dismissal.  Detroit finds itself in much better shape coming off a completely and totally expected beatdown at the hands of the New England Patriots in Foxboro.

The Lions remind me of the Run 'n Shoot era Houston Oilers in that they have a lot of talent and can string some wins together while showing flashes of dominance along the way.  However, put them in a big road game or in the playoffs, and, well.  You know.  Pffftt.

Who will win in the race to finish "it doesn't matter because the Packers are the class of the division"?

Join us below in the comment section, won't you?