The time-honored tradition of Thanksgiving football continues Thursday as the Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday on CBS.
Coming off an upset win against the Panthers, the Lions are looking to make a race of it in the NFC North, led by the 7-3 Bears.
If you're going to make any picks on this important showdown -- in which the Bears are favored by 3.5 -- you need to see what our advanced projection model has to say. The model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times.
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