Andy Dalton, QB (CHI)

Confirmed as Thursday's starter

Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed Tuesday that Dalton will get the start at quarterback Thanksgiving Day against the Lions, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Dalton slides back into the No. 1 role this week with top signal-caller Justin Fields still tending to a rib injury suffered during Sunday's loss to the Ravens, but Nagy was careful to note that the rookie quarterback remains the team's starter when healthy, per Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. To that end, Nagy is hopeful Fields will be ready to start in the Bears' Week 13 game against Arizona, but Fields will likely be inactive this week while Nick Foles presumably steps in as Dalton's backup. After coming on in relief of Fields in Week 12, Dalton completed 11 of his 23 pass attempts for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Dalton draws a juicy matchup this week against a suspect Lions secondary, but he could be operating without one of his top pass-catching options in receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring), who sat out against Baltimore and has yet to resume practicing.

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Justin Fields

Justin Fields

QB | CHI

Not yet throwing

Fields (ribs) hasn't thrown since sustaining cracked ribs during this past Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Leads comeback win

Dalton completed 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown with an interception in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving. He gained 11 yards on six carries.

Justin Fields

Justin Fields

QB | CHI

Tending to tiny fractures in ribs

Fields, who is ruled out for the Bears' Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Lions, was diagnosed with a few cracked ribs after he recently underwent an MRI, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.