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Sport Matthew Stafford ruled out for third straight week

20:35  22 november  2019
20:35  22 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Trubisky, Bears hang on to beat Lions 20-13 as Stafford sits

  Trubisky, Bears hang on to beat Lions 20-13 as Stafford sits CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky tied a season high with three touchdown passes, and the Chicago Bears withstood a late charge by Detroit with Jeff Driskel filling in for injured quarterback Matthew Stafford, beating the Lions 20-13 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. Detroit ruled out the 31-year-old Stafford hours before kickoff because of hip and back injuries, ending his streak of 136 consecutive starts. It was the first time he missed a regular-season game since 2010.Chicago (4-5) got its struggling offense going late in the first half, scored two touchdowns early in the third quarter and hung on to win for the first time since beating Minnesota in Week 4.

Neither the Lions nor quarterback Matthew Stafford have said anything about Stafford missing the rest of the regular season, but the idea of shutting him down because of a back injury is going to remain on the table for the near future.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is seen on the sidelines during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 17, 2019. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is seen on the sidelines during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 17, 2019.

The Lions have ruled Stafford out of Sunday’s game against Washington. It is the third straight game that Stafford has missed after running up a streak of 136 consecutive starts for Detroit.

Stafford said this week that there’s no firm timeline for his recovery and that the team’s fading playoff hopes wouldn’t factor into his decision about returning to play this season.

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Jeff Driskel will start again for the Lions with David Blough serving as his backup. The Lions will be back on the field on Thanksgiving and Stafford’s lack of practice time would seem to make it likely that he’ll run his streak of missed starts to four next Thursday.

David Blough to start for Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day .
Detroit Lions rookie QB David Blough will make his first career NFL start against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day.But with Matthew Stafford out with a back injury and Jeff Driskel nursing a sore hamstring, the Lions announced Wednesday night that David Blough will make his first career start in Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears.

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