Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford "not really worried" about back injury

BREAKING: Lions QB Matthew Stafford Has Fractured Bones In Back, Will Not Play Against Bears

Report: Lions' Stafford ruled out vs. Bears

That's the second-longest active streak by a QB in the National Football League behind Phillip Rivers.

Now we have conflicting reports on the severity of Stafford's back and hip injuries, and the extent of how questionable he is for Sunday. Stafford, Rivers, and Russell Wilson are the only three quarterbacks to have started over 100 straight games (Matt Ryan's streak of 154 ended in Week 9).

First up is NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who on Saturday afternoon tweeted out some doubt about Stafford's availability for the game at Soldier Field. He was limited all week, but publicly there did not seem to be concern. However, he isn't anxious about it affecting him for this weekend's pivotal matchup against the Chicago Bears, and he expects to be good to go.

Asked about his status by local reporters on Wednesday, Stafford said, "I'm fine". "Something different, but I'm totally good". He played anyway, but was visibly stiff and uncomfortable while doing so.

As the Chicago Bears (3-5) prepare to face off against divisional rivals the Detroit Lions (3-4-1), it's win at all costs.

Jeff Driskel, signed on September 17, is expected to get the start in Chicago. He's played in nine career games and has five starts, all with Cincinnati past year. He's averaging 312.4 passing yards per game and has a career-high passer rating of 106.

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