Good news for those looking to find the TV channel for Lions vs. Bears on Thanksgiving: This game, scheduled to kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET, is being nationally televised by Fox. So yes, you get the game on TV.
Thursday’s game marks the 18th Thanksgiving Day meeting between Detroit and Chicago dating back to1934. The Lions, of course, have played on Thanksgiving more than any other NFL team; Thursday’s game will mark their 80th appearance on the holiday.
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Despite their well-documented offensive struggles of late, the Bears opened as one-point favorites over the Lions due in part toMatthew Stafford (likely) not playing. The Detroit QB has missed the teams last few games with broken bones in his back, and in his place, Jeff Driskel is winless as the Lions’ starter.
One of those losses came against the Bears a few weeks ago, a game in which Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky played well for the most part. On Thanksgiving, Trubisky is aiming for his third straight game against the Lions in which he has thrown three or more touchdown passes and posted a passer rating of 130 or better.
Below is all the info you need to watch Lions vs. Bears on Thanksgiving 2019, including the TV channels and kickoff time.
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What channel is Lions vs. Bears on today?
With a national Thanksgiving Day broadcast on Fox, Lions vs. Bears will get the game-of-the-week treatment with the network’s No. 1 crew.
Joe Buck will call the Lions vs. Bears play-by-play action, and Troy Aikman will provide analysis. Erin Andrew and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines. Additionally, Fox NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira will join to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.
For those who can’t get to a TV and wish to find Lions vs. Bears on the radio, the Detroit call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226, and the Chicago call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225.
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Bears vs. Lions: What time is kickoff?
- Date: Thursday, Nov. 28
- Start time: 12:30 p.m. ET
The traditional 12:30 p.m. ET start time for the Thanksgiving game in Detroit is the only such start time in the NFL this season. Thursday’s game marks the second and final time the Lions will play in front of a national TV audience this season.
As for the Bears, the Thanksgiving game in Detroit will be their fourth of six appearances in front of a national TV audience this season. Chicago also is scheduled for prime-time games in Weeks 14 (“Thursday Night Football” against the Cowboys) and 16 (“Sunday Night Football” against the Chiefs).
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Thanksgiving football schedule 2019
|Game||Kickoff time||TV channel|
|Bears at Lions||12:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Bills at Cowboys||4:30 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Saints at Falcons||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
The Lions, 3-7-1 and limping through a lost season, will play their 80th Thanksgiving game dating back to 1934. Their opponent, the 5-6 Bears, are desperate to stay alive in the NFC playoff picture in what has been a disappointing season following last year’s playoff run. This matchup marks the 18th Thanksgiving day meeting between the Bears and the Lions.
When the 6-5 Cowboys play against the 8-3 Bills, it will mark just the 11th regular-season meeting between Dallas and Buffalo. The Cowboys have a 6-4 edge in the all-time series, not including their two Super Bowl victories over the Bills in 1993 and 1994. The Cowboys, playing in their 52nd Thanksgiving game since 1966, have played host on the holiday for 41 years in a row.
The Saints, 9-2 and running away with the NFC South, are looking for revenge against the 3-8 Falcons a few weeks after Atlanta inexplicably pulled off an upset in New Orleans.
|Week 1||Sept. 8||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 2||Sept. 15||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Week 3||Sept. 22||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 4||Sept. 29||vs. Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 6||Oct. 14 (Monday)||at Packers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Week 7||Oct. 20||vs. Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 8||Oct. 27||vs. Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 9||Nov. 3||at Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 10||Nov. 10||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Week 11||Nov. 17||vs. Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 12||Nov. 24||at Redskins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 13||Nov. 28 (Thursday)||vs. Bears||12:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 14||Dec. 8||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 15||Dec. 15||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 16||Dec. 22||at Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Week 17||Dec. 29||vs. Packers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 1||Sept. 5 (Thursday)||vs. Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Week 2||Sept. 15||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 3||Sept. 23 (Monday)||at Redskins||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Week 4||Sept. 29||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Week 5||Oct. 6||at Raiders (London)||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 7||Oct. 20||vs. Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 8||Oct. 27||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 9||Nov. 3||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 10||Nov. 10||vs. Lions||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Week 11||Nov. 17||at Rams||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Week 12||Nov. 24||vs. Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 13||Nov. 28 (Thursday)||at Lions||12:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 14||Dec. 5 (Thursday)||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN|
|Week 15||Dec. 15||at Packers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Week 16||Dec. 22||vs. Chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Week 17||Dec. 29||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|