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The weird, bad and gross plays from Lions vs. Bears that had NFL fans losing their Thanksgiving appetite

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Keeping the Lions on Thanksgiving might not be best for anyone’s appetite. 

The Bears and Lions entered the Turkey Day matchup with three wins combined, and they exited with a total turkey of a game. Chicago took home a 16-14 win at the buzzer when Cairo Santos kicked the winning field goal from 28 yards out.

MORE: Why do the Lions always play on Thanksgiving?

Usually, games that come down to the wire are exciting, but the NFC North matchup was anything but: It was a sloppy snoozefest of a matchup, with fans reaching their breaking point long before they argued with their crazy uncles at the dinner table.

The Lions have now lost five straight Thanksgiving games and their 14 points scored is the lowest by the team on Thanksgiving since they scored 12 vs. Packers in 2009. NFL fans sitting through the affair were, understandably, just short of storming the NFL’s headquarters in New York to get the league to stop the Lions from ruining another Thanksgiving:

It was a low-light festival of epic proportions.

Here’s are a few of the bad, weird and sloppy moments from the Lions on Thursday that had Lions and Bears fans thankful that the game ended before dinnertime:

Coin flip debacle

The 2021 Thanksgiving day game had a combined 617 yards of total offense and just 26 points, and it got off to something of an inauspicious start: After Detroit won the coin toss and deferred, the Bears  also  tried to defer the kick-off, which is, well, something you cannot do in the National Football League.

The Bears started the game with the ball, by the way.

Helmet doink

Nothing like a good ol’ helmet doink to get the blood pumping. A punt caromed off the head of Bobby Price, which would have been dead at the spot had it not been for a Bears penalty away from the play.

12 men on the field — on a PAT

What is there to be said?

Following the second Lions TD on the day, Detroit was flagged for too many men on the field on the extra point attempt. How does that even happen? The play was understandably and fairly roasted by Fox broadcaster Joe Buck. 

“I guess they’re just not used to scoring touchdowns,” Buck said, which earned a genuine Troy Aikman laugh.

Three straight penalties in the fourth

With the Lions trying to lengthen their 14-13 lead in the fourth quarter, the Lions were slapped with a false start and back-to-back holding calls, ending up with a third-and-32. Coincidentally, that would be the second third-and-32 in the game for the Lions. 

…And back-to-back timeouts for a penalty

The icing on the terrible Thanksgiving pie: The Lions called back-to-back timeouts in the final two minutes, which is something you cannot do, which earned the Lions a 5-yard penalty. It mattered: It gave the Bears a much more manageable third down in the red zone, which they converted. Chicago then ran down the clock before kicking the game-winning field goal on the last play of the game.



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