BEARS at LIONS: Week 12 Pre-Gamin' - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS at LIONS: Week 12 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are having a charmed season.

An injection of new talent led by a first-year head coach has the team in first place in the NFC North on Thanksgiving Day. That’s a big deal. But for this wonderful story to continue, it will need another surprise performance from an unexpected hero.

You’re up, Chase Daniel.

Daniel starts at quarterback in place of Mitch Trubisky, who was officially ruled OUT for Thursday’s Thanksgiving throw-down. Moving from Trubisky to Daniel means the Bears will be without the athleticism and upside their second-year quarterback possesses, while hoping Daniel’s veteran guile, moxie, and knowledge of Matt Nagy’s offense can guide the Bears to a win that would help them extend their lead in the NFC North to start Week 12.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (7-3, 1st NFC North) at Detroit Lions (4-6, 4th NFC North) – 11:30 a.m. CT, CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9

Odds: Bears (-3), Over/Under 43, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 12 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the Bears keep on keepin’ on while QB1 is out of the lineup.

Your Week 12 Preview lives here.


Matt Nagy (7-3) vs. Matt Patricia (4-6)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Chase Daniel: 480 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 65.4 completion pct., 81.1 rating (career)

Last start  (Dec. 28, 2014) vs. Chargers: 16-27, 157 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 75.7 rating


Lions: Matthew Stafford: 2,605 yards, 17 TD, 8 INT, 66.3 completion pct., 93.2 rating

Last game vs. Panthers: 23-37, 220 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 87.7 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Chase Daniel
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG James Daniels
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Bryan Witzmann
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Roquan Smith
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Cody Parkey (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell Sr. (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Lions Inactives:

Lions Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Matthew Stafford
  • RB LeGarrette Blount
  • RB Theo Riddick
  • WR T.J. Jones
  • WR Kenny Golladay
  • TE Luke Willson
  • LT Taylor Decker
  • LG Frank Ragnow
  • C Graham Glasgow
  • RG Kenny Wiggins
  • RT Rick Wagner

Lions Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Romeo Okwara
  • DT Ricky Jean Francois
  • DT Damon Harrison
  • DE Ezekiel Ansah
  • OLB Devon Kennard
  • MLB Jarrad Davis
  • OLB Christian Jones
  • CB Darius Slay
  • CB Nevin Lawson
  • FS Glover Quin
  • SS Quandre Diggs

Lions Specialists:

  • Matt Prater (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder), Don Mulbach (long snapper), TJ Jones (kick return, punt return)

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.