Lions' Stafford sits vs. Bears, ending 136-game streak


Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford is one of the toughest players in the National Football League, so much so that he has started in 136 straight games.

Stafford is said to have fractured bones in his back and has been sidelined as "doctors wanted him to have further testing", per ESPN.

Stafford was listed as questionable with a hip/back injury, this will bring an end to his streak of 136 straight starts. It's the first time he has missed a regular-season game since the 2010 season.

Meinke also added that Stafford's current maladies are not related to his prior injuries.

The Lions will now turn to Jeff Driskel as their starter with rookie David Blough serving as his backup.

In eight games this season, the 31-year-old has thrown for 2499 yards, and 19 touchdowns.