Conflicting reports on Matthew Stafford's health heading into Week 10

Matt Patricia Matthew Stafford Lions

Matt Patricia Matthew Stafford Lions

There is legitimate concern surrounding Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's status heading into the Week 10 matchup with the Chicago Bears, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The victory put Chicago in third place in the NFC North at 4-5.

The Lions signed Driskel in September, after he was waived-injured by the Cincinnati Bengals, and acquired Blough in an August trade with the Cleveland Browns.

Driskel trimmed the lead to a single score with a 47-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Kenny Golladay with just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. He completed 16-of-23 passes for 175 yards for a 131.0 passer rating. Furthermore, the Lions' franchise quarterback was on pace for one of the best seasons of his career.

Jeff Driskell is set to start in his place, the last Lions' QB to start a game other than Stafford was Shaun Hill, in Week 17 of the 2010 season.

Detroit received the opening kickoff and Driskel immediately went to work, marching the visitors downfield until Matt Prater cracked the scoring column first with a 22-yard field goal with 8:42 showing on the clock.

Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski relieved linebacker Danny Trevathan, who suffered a gruesome elbow injury in the first quarter, and Kwiatkoski certainly made an impact.

For the past few weeks, Stafford has been dealing with a back injury that has kept his name on the team's injury report every week. Against the Lions, it was a different story. They play in Washington against the Redskins in Week 12, and Week 13 brings their annual Thanksgiving day game, this year at home against the Bears. They got as far as the Chicago 25-yard line.

The Bears, meanwhile, will hit the road for their next foray - an encounter with the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday night at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.