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2019 Schedule
3-5-1, 4th in NFC North
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Stafford: Sitting out vs. Bears was 'right decision'

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said Matthew Stafford is still day-to-day, week-to-week, according to what he told reporters during his press conference Monday. Said he had scans done Friday. He prepared the team for any possibility on Saturday and held out hope Stafford would feel better Sunday. He said he and Stafford made the decision for him not to dress.

Former Lions WR Rogers dies at 38 (0:46)
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Patricia: It wasn't safe for Stafford to play (0:48)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Lions on the passing of Charles Rogers

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL is looking into how the Lions handled the injury designation of quarterback Matthew Stafford, a league source tells ESPN. The investigation is standard when there are some questions about the report. On Sunday there was confusion about the timing of the decision of when Stafford wouldn't play. Some players said they were told Saturday and Matt Patricia/Bob Quinn said the decision was made Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Multiple Lions players said they found out yesterday that Matthew Stafford wouldn't be playing. Matt Patricia said they made decisions with doctors earlier Sunday that he wouldn't be playing.

Miller gets drilled over the middle (0:32)
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Trubisky, Bears hang on to beat Lions 20-13 as Stafford sits

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...

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Kevin Strong questionable to with a rib injury. This is becoming a really rough injury day for the Lions (although A'Shawn Robinson did come back to the game at some point) with Ty Johnson and Rick Wagner out in-game and Matthew Stafford, Da'Shawn Hand, Tracy Walker and Romeo Okwara inactive.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Wagner and Ty Johnson now OUT with concussions. A'Shawn Robinson questionable to return with a thumb injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

You're getting exactly what you expected from a Mitchell Trubisky-Jeff Driskel duel -- a 7-6 Bears halftime lead on Detroit. A bunch of small movement, an explosive play here or there, a bunch of punts and very few points. The Lions seem like they have had their chances, but haven't been able to convert and needed to settle for Matt Prater field goals. It's been a rough game with injuries, too, as RB Ty Johnson & RT Rick Wagner are being looked at for concussions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Wagner being evaluated for a concussion. Second Lions player to be looked at for a concussion, joining RB Ty Johnson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions RB Ty Johnson is officially being evaluated for a concussion, per the team's public relations staff. Also Rick Wagner is down on the field for the Lions after the last play.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to Sunday's Bears-Lions game, GM Bob Quinn made a brief statement and took no questions about Matthew Stafford being deactivated. “We deactivated him this morning,” Quinn said. “Had the back injury last week near the end of the Oakland game. Practiced on limited all week, listed him as questionable. Got to the stadium this morning, met with the doctors and wasn't medically cleared to play today so he's deactivated. So that's it.”

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what to know about Jeff Driskel, Detroit's starting QB today. He was a 6th round pick of San Francisco in 2016. Played college football at Florida and Louisiana Tech. Made his only regular season appearances last year for Cincinnati, when he went 1-4 as a starter. His only win as a starter came last year against Oakland. In his career, he's thrown for more than 200 yards just once -- 236 against Denver on Dec. 2 last year. He was sacked 16 times in 6 games last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: QB Matthew Stafford, S Tracy Walker, LB/S Miles Killebrew, DL Da'Shawn Hand, DL Romeo Okwara, CB Michael Jackson, OL Beau Benschawel.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

With Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford ruled out, Chicago has gone from a 2.5-point favorite to a 6.5-point favorite over the Lions at Caesars Sportsbook.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jeff Driskell in for Matthew Stafford at QB for Lions, the line has gone from Bears -2.5 all the way to -6.5 at Caesars Sportsbook.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford took immense pride in his consecutive starts streak and his availability to play every week even when he was dealing with pain and injury. He also said he's been fortunate that some of his past injuries he's been able to play through (including a glove/splint on his throwing hand a few years back). Which should tell you where he's at that doctors won't let him play today.

Stafford ruled out for Week 10, Driskel to start (1:05)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards291.24th
Rushing Yards96.2Tied-20th
Points For24.1
Points Against26.3