Josh Reynolds' touchdown for the Lions.

Hopes weren’t exactly high amongst many for the early Thanksgiving NFL game between the 3-7 Chicago Bears and the 0-9-1 Detroit Lions, especially with a long list of injuries (including to Bears’ quarterback Justin Fields). The over-under was set at just 41.5 points, and many were taking that under. And the Lions in particular had scored just six, 16, and 10 points in their last three games. But they did start off with an impressive 39-yard passing touchdown, with Jared Goff finding Josh Reynolds (seen above celebrating) behind the defense on a well-thrown deep ball:

As noted there, Goff and Reynolds have plenty of past experience together with the Los Angeles Rams, with Goff there from 2016-20 and Reynolds there from 2017-20. The Rams traded Goff and multiple draft picks to Detroit for Matthew Stafford this offseason, while Reynolds signed with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent in March, but he was waived earlier this month. The Lions claimed him on Nov. 10, though, and while he only posted three targets and no catches in his first game for them last week, he certainly got them off to a good start this week.

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