Chicago will be without a quarter Mitchell Trubisky When the first place, Bears visits Detroit Lions today.
The Bears reported Monday that Trubisky had a right shoulder injury on a Sunday 25-20 win during Minnesota, who gave a 1 1/2 Chicago leader over the Vikings in North NFC. Detroit (4-6) is a last game, half behind Green Bay (4-5-1).
Chase Daniel starts on the Bears on Thursday. Daniel, 32, is back to a career that began his career with New Orleans in 2010 and has completed 65.4 percent of 78 passes with one touch and one interference.
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"I know that Chase is one of the reasons why it's here, if we were in a situation like this when we have to make one way or another decision," said Matt Nagy, gear coach. "That's why you've got a man like Chase.
"You feel very comfortable with him. Chase understands: this is the oldest man on our team so he has experience."
Nagy is still hoping that Trubisky could start, and he will ultimately be a game time decision.
"I'm saying carefully optimistic, but I can not make any promises," said Nagy. "I hope it is, but we have something from us to day."
Trubisky suffered the injury when he was hit late by Minnesota Harrison Smith on the left shoulder after putting himself up by slipping, and at the time his right shoulder had pushed against the ground under his body's pressure.
"It was not deliberately," said Nagy. "Once again, it's a football. It's illegal hitting. You're always eager to look at things from both sides and hope it's not malicious.
"But when it's late, it can be challenging for you. Yet, there are so many variables that go into it. Mitch is a hard child."
Daniel has more urgency than usual in a week when Chicago did not have extensive official practice. They had a walk on Mondays and Tuesdays.
"This week is just a bit different because it's a short week, but I have not really changed the way I prepare it," said Daniel. "I'm preparing as a starter every week, so for me, it's just another game."
Daniel has not had more than two trips in a season since he was with Kansas City in 2014. But he has extensive knowledge of the offensive system after being in existence from 2013-15 while Nagy is a quarter trainer with Kansas City.
"Nags and I'm going back, he was my job coach for three years in Kansas City, obviously, and we stayed close for my time off," said Daniel. "Yes, we have a great relationship, so when it comes to that, we trust each other quite well. So we know each other and I believe we can give it up . "
Trubisky was 23 of 30 passing for a career-355 high yards with three touches touching a 34-22 victory over Detroit on November 11, ending a strike that loses three games against the Lions. The clubs have shared 16 Thanksgiving meetings with Detroit beginning his play of Thanksgiving in 1934, when Chicago was leading 19-16.
The Lions set a three-game strike strike with a 20-19 win over Carolina on Sunday – a two-point attempt survived with 1:07 remaining – and continues to take advantage of victory.
However, Detroit must move forward, without rookie running back Kerryon Johnson (624 high-team team, three touches). The second round rises from Auburn stimulating his knee on the left against the Panthers and is a week of a week.
"I think we have good players, we have dynamic men, men who can play in different ways," says Matt Patricia, the leading coach of the Lions. "And it does not break a cookie. Soccer is not such a way. When you have a different player in it and in the same situation, it does not mean that they can do the same. You need to be able to adapt for that and do a good job of that, whatever the situation, whoever they are. "
Detroit will try to comfort a running game with LeGarrett Blount, which is an average of 2.3 yards low career per car and quickly for his worst worst season since 2012. Theo Riddick a Zach Zenner other options.
The Lions have managed to defend their run, which finally returned to the NFL during the first half of the season, allowing an average of 142.5 yards. In matches against the Bears and Panthers in the past two weeks, they have put 110 yards off on the ground.