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Matthew Stafford Out Vs. Bears, Jeff Driskel In

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on November 03, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Matthew Stafford will miss today's game in Chicago. Ian Rapoport was the first to report he was out, and Adam Schefter added that it was because he has broken bones in his back and doctors declined to allow him to play.

Jeff Driskel, who started five games for the Bengals in 2018, is slated to get the start against the Bears. Cincinnati went 1-4 in those games as Driskel completed 59.7 percent of his passes, had six touchdowns and two interceptions, and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise as Stafford had started 136 consecutive games for the Lions.