Lions' Stafford sits vs. Bears, ending 136-game streak

Though it's been a rough stretch for Mitch Trubisky and the Bears Lions coach Matt Patricia isn't overlooking the Chicago quarterback

Matthew Stafford may not start Sunday's game against the Bears

Stafford is said to have fractured bones in his back and has been sidelined as "doctors wanted him to have further testing", per ESPN.

Last year, Stafford played through a fractured process - the bony projection off each vertebrae - in his back.

After the Lions cut the deficit to 20-13 on Driskel's 47-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kenny Golladay with 5:53 left in the game, the Bears defense came up with the stop they needed.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was ruled out Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the team announced.

There is no question about it that Matthew Stafford has given the Detroit Lions and their fans EVERYTHING he can over the years. He had been listed as questionable on the injury report and was practicing through the week while hoping to play through the pain.

Ryan's streak of 154 consecutive starts came to an end last month because of an ankle injury. Got to the stadium this morning, met with the doctors and wasn't medically cleared to play today so he's deactivated.

Jeff Driskel is expected to start at quarterback for the Lions, with David Blough as a backup.

Stafford has started every game over the last eight-plus seasons, since missing most of the 2010 season with a shoulder injury.

NFL Media noted that a big hit Stafford took in the Lions' Week 9 loss to the Raiders could have been the shot that made him unable to keep playing through the injury.

"I'll be good to go", Stafford said Wednesday.

"I'll be good to go", Stafford said.

His injury was considered week-to-week, which a source told ESPN could mean "this week or 3 weeks".

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