DETROIT, Mich. (WLNS) – The Chicago Bears may have won over the Detroit Lions on Thursday with a final score of 24-20, but the Lions rookie quarterback played a great game.
Detroit Lions undrafted rookie and third-string quarterback David Blough got the start on Thanksgiving, after injuries to Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel.
Blough threw a 75-yard touchdown to wide receiver Kenny Golladay on his first career completion. He added another passing touchdown later in the first quarter to Marvin Jones, Jr.
Detroit led for most of the game with Blough, who they got from Cleveland for a swap of seventh-round picks.
Blough and the Lions worked across midfield with their final shot, but a sack on third-and-9 from the Chicago 26 squashed the comeback effort. A desperation heave on fourth down was intercepted by Bears safety Eddie Jackson.
The QB threw 280 yards and had two touchdowns in a nail-biting game that came down to the final minutes.
Blough, who had 64 career touchdown passes and 41 interceptions at Purdue, was undrafted in 2019. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent and then traded to the Lions at the end of the preseason.
We can’t legally televise or livestream the game, but here are all the updates for the Lions Thanksgiving Day football game.
Bears, 24 at Lions, 20 with 2:17 left in the game
The Chicago Bears defense has slowed down the hot start by David Blough and the Detroit Lions. Mitchell Trubisky was able to tie the game at 17-17 heading into the fourth quarter of this Thanksgiving rivalry.
Lions defense snags an interception.
Third quarter starting and the Lions have the ball.
False start on the halftime show, looks like some technical difficulties.
HALFTIME: Chicago Bears, 10 at Detroit Lions, 17
David Blough is continuing to surprise the football world as the Detroit Lions lead the Chicago Bears 17-10 at halftime.
Blough had two touchdown passes in the opening 15 minutes for Detroit, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the first quarter to give the Lions the early 14-7 lead over the Bears.
Blough also had an impressive 34-yard pass to Golladay in the second quarter that set up a Lions field goal to give them a 10-point lead. Blough has over 175 passing yards in the first half.