Lions' Stafford (back/hip) won't play vs. Bears

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Matt Patricia Matthew Stafford Lions

According to Ian Rapoport, Stafford will not play versus the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136 straight starts streak. The next closest was Joe Flacco with 122 consecutive starts.

Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears defense failed to make a key stop to give the ball back to the offense with a chance to win the game.

As a rookie, Stafford missed six games with knee and shoulder injuries, and in 2010 he separated his throwing shoulder twice and eventually required surgery, missing 13 games.

"I don't think there is anything this man hates more than to not be out there battling with his guys". "So I'm grateful for our team docs".

Just moments ago, Matthew's wife Kelly Stafford took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the situation.

She added: "i know I can speak for all of us when I say it's always nice to beat the bears!".

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According to Schefter, some people are telling him not to play because of a back injury, "but he is hoping to try to play through the pain". Before his injury, Stafford was maintaining career-highs in passer rating (106.0) and QBR (73.1) this season.

The next morning, Stafford evidently gave in to doctors' suggestions to get further testing done on his back.

Stafford is now considered week-to-week with an injury that one source said could sideline him for "this week or 3 weeks".

The Lions have listed Stafford on their injury report as questionable five times going back to last season, including twice this year - once before the game against the Chiefs in Week 4, and this week.

David Aaro is a Freelance Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City.

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