‘Throwback Thursday’ looks back at Bears-Lions Thanksgiving match-ups

DETROIT – It’s by no means an annual tradition here in Chicago, but the Bears have participated in their fair share of Thanksgiving Day football games over the years.

Most times it has been against one of their oldest rivals in the National Football League and that match will begin in 2021.

For the 19th time, the Bears will meet the Lions on Thanksgiving in a tradition that continues in Detroit. The Bears were there to start it in 1934, when their rival hosted their first match of the holiday, when George Halas’ team beat the Lions 19-16 in the first competition.

It is also the third time in four years that the teams meet for Thanksgiving as a close series continues. Right now, the Bears have a 10-8 advantage in games played during the holidays and move on in the series thanks to a couple of wins in 2018 and 2019.

Larry Hawley has more about this holiday rivalry on this week’s “Throwback Thursday” on WGN News Now, as you can see in the video above.

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