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Lions-Bears halftime show a near disaster due to power malfunction

This is all a metaphor, right?

Cordarrelle Patterson of the Chicago Bears returns a first half kickoff while being pushed out of bounds by Amani Oruwariye of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 28, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears got off to a surprisingly entertaining start in the first half, and hopefully that will be enough for people to forget the moderate disaster that was the halftime show.

Thanksgiving football brings musical performances to turn the games into slightly bigger events. Brothers Osborne were set to perform at the break in Detroit, but half their shut was cut off due to a power outage. The duo tried to get going, but were unable to really start until 7:30 remained on the halftime clock. They finally got going, but the delay resulted in players coming onto the field before the show ended to warm up for the second half.

The game got off to a mess of a start with penalties requiring a re-kick. It looked like we were in for a disaster of a game, but David Blough saved us in the first half. He impressed in his debut with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay and the Lions lead the Bears 17-10 heading into the third quarter.

We’ll see if Blough and Mitchell Trubisky can help people forget this halftime show.