David Blough reflected on a "special" NFL debut after the undrafted rookie impre sed for the Detroit Lions in their narrow 24-20 Thanksgiving Day defeat to the Chicago Bears.

The Lions confirmed on Wednesday that Blough who was signed by the Cleveland Jake Fraley Jersey Browns as an undrafted free agent in May before being traded to Detroit would be making his maiden start due to injuries to starting and backup quarterbacksMatthew Stafford andJeff Driskel.

Blough's bow was one to remember, with the 24-year-old's first pa s completion leading to a 75-yard touchdown for Kenny Golladay.


Another pa s to Marvin Jones Jr. resulted in the Lions' second touchdown as they took17-7 lead, but a late charge from the Bears saw Chicago Edwin Diaz Jersey come out on top Thursday.

Detroit (3-8-1) has now lost five games in a row, but there was plenty of positivity regarding Blough's display in his first career start.

"Going into it I felt comfortable, prepared and we had a great plan to go into the game and take our shots," Blough told .

"It wasn't until (Wednesday) night that I was told I was a starter, then the Lions announced it and all those things.I was ready to go, prepare every week to play on the field.

" Denard Span Jersey It just so happened it was done on a short week, Matthew being out, just a couple of different twists and turns, but they told me last night and I was pretty excited.

Happy Thanksgiving, Detroit!

Ford Field (@fordfield)

"This is what you dream about as a kid, Im thankful for it all, the ups and downs.

"I knew I wasn't going to be perfect but I wanted to give Dan Vogelbach Jersey everything that I had and the guys lifted me up. It was encouraging to me, as the guy who has been here 10 or 11 weeks, to know that I had those guys in my corner, it was special.


"I've been playing football my whole life and I think one of the coolest things was the amount of support I had. Family, friends, teammates everybody, I had to turn my phone off!"

Blough, however, conceded the Lions can only have themselves to blame for a seventh defeat in eight games Mallex Smith Jersey .

"As a guy who wants more, it's tough to stand here after a lo s butwe'll go back Jay Buhner Jersey and watch the tape and learn and keep on improving," he said.

"You can put it on a lack of execution, some drives that stalled out. I think it shows you the story of our offense all season. Weve been explosive and had a lot of succe s against a lot of great teams, no matter who the quarterback is, but sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot."