The Bears and Lions couldn’t even get the coin toss right

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It was a fitting start for most hoping to be a Thanksgiving dud.

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Before the start of the matinee against the Bears, the Lions won the toss and opted to avoid. Bayers linebacker Christian Jones did not realize this and opted to hold off.

Obviously, nobody wanted the ball.


However, the Bears were forced to take it down after the referee corrected everything between the captains of the teams.

Granthshala analyst Troy Ekman called it an “all-timer” with a laugh.

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Before punting, the Bears dropped that opening possession first. 0-9-1 The Lions marched right down the field with Jared Goff and a 39-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds.

This isn’t the first coin flip gaffe involving Lions on Thanksgiving. As the 1998 holiday game against the Steelers approached overtime, Jerome Betis called tails and the coin landed on tails. However, NFL referee Phil Luckett thought Bettis called the head and gave the ball to Detroit.

The Lions immediately took to the field for the game-winning field goal, making it the most infamous coin toss in NFL history.

Bears and lions gather to toss a coin before their Thanksgiving game.

Thursday’s situation cannot be compared to this but it was a fun start to a game between the two teams with a combined record of 3-16-1.


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