The Lions playing football at home in Detroit — a tradition that simply makes turkey taste better.

Thursday’s matchup marked the 17th Thanksgiving day meeting between the Bears and Lions, dating back to Nov. 29, 1934. (Detroit played in its 79th Thanksgiving day game.) In the teams’ last Thanksgiving matchup, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit’s 34-17 victory on Nov. 27, 2014. But this was a much better Chicago team.

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The Bears beat the Lions 23-16 on Thursday. Chicago now sits atop the NFC North with an 8-3 record and has won five consecutive games.

The Lions had won four of their past five Thanksgiving day games. Make that four of six.

SN provided scoring updates and highlights in real time from Bears vs. Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving. Here’s how it went down.

Bears vs. Lions: Score, results, highlights

Bears: 23
Lions: 16

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(All times ET)

— 3:40 p.m.: Game over.

— 3:35 p.m.: TURNOVER: That could be the game. Matthew Stafford’s tight end, Michael Roberts, got bumped off his route in the end zone, and the quarterback threw a crushing red zone interception to Kyle Fuller.

— 3:22 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears. What a play by Eddie Jackson. The Bears defensive back jumped Matthew Stafford’s throw, picked it off and ran it back 41 yards for a score. It came on the Lions’ first play of the drive.

— 3:12 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Lions. Tie game. Matt Prater’s 20-yard field goal capped an 11-play, 73 yard drive that left 7:44 on the fourth-quarter clock.

— 3:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bears: Chase Daniel to Tarik Cohen for six. Chicago got a good matchup for its running back in man coverage, and Cohen took advantage. The 14-yard touchdown pass capped an eight-play, 82-yard drive early in the fourth quarter. Cody Parkey’s PAT was good.

— 2:53 p.m.: End of third quarter.

— 2:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Lions. LeGarrette Blount again. The big running back carried multiple defenders to the end zone on a four-yard touchdown run off left guard late in the third quarter. It capped a six-play, 80 yard scoring drive. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

— 2 p.m.: HALFTIME. Bears 9, Lions 7.

— 1:52 p.m. TOUCHDOWN, Bears. Easy money for Chicago. A perfect Chase Daniel throw to Taquan Mizzell on a wheel route (with some help from a natural pick on the play) resulted in a score for the Bears from 10 yards out. It capped a five-play, 65-yard drive that left just 40 second on the second-quarter clock. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

— 1:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Bears. Cody Parker made a 40-yard field goal to cap an 11-play, 53-yard drive for Chicago. On the play prior to the kick, Chase Daniel barely missed Tarik Cohen in the end zone for what would have been a touchdown.

— 1:29 p.m.: Bears running back Benny Cunningham was ruled out with an ankle injury.

— 1:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Lions. LeGarrette Blount pounded his way few a few tackle attempts with a run off left tackle and scored from four yards out. Matt Prater’s PAT was good. The nine-play scoring drive totaled 40 yards and took 5:40 off the clock.

— 1:14 p.m.: TURNOVER. Trey Burton caught a pass from Chase Daniel and established possession before DeShawn Shead poked the ball out. Jarrad Davis recovered the fumble and returned it 21 yards to the Bears’ 40-yard line.

— 1:08 p.m.: End of first quarter. The first period of action in Detroit was, well, uneventful.

— 12:38 p.m.: Kickoff. Chicago won the coin toss and deferred its choice to the second half. Detroit started the game on its own 25-yard line after a touchback.

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