Vikings coach Zimmer previews Sunday's game vs. Packers

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Chase Daniel outplayed Matthew Stafford, proving an NFL journeyman can beat one of the highest-paid players in the league.Daniel threw a career-high two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions, filling in very well for injured quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Coach Matt Nagy is holding out hope Trubisky can play even without practice. Nagy noted Trubisky wanted to play, but the team is trying to be cautious when it comes to their quarterback. He wants to play.

"Our guys, once we knew it, we prepped them on what our game plan is as far as making sure they're mentally and physically strong and how they have to treat it", Nagy said.

-Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters safety Eric Berry could make his season debut when his team returns to action following the bye week.

The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys are institutions on Thanksgiving and both regularly play games at home.

Jones injured his right knee during the Lions loss to the Bears on November 11.

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"This week is a little bit different just because it's a short week, but I really haven't changed the way I prepare", Daniel said. Jones has been ruled out of Thursday's game. He signed a two-year deal with the Bears worth $10 million this past off-season.

"You don't know when these opportunities will come", the 32-year-old Daniel said after making the third start of his career and first in almost four years.

Jones, 35, is free to sign with another team should any be interested in the 12-year veteran.

Trubisky was listed on the Monday injury report as "did not practice". But after Miami got out to a 3-0 start, the quarterback struggled in the next two games, throwing for only 285 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in the two losses. He last attempted a pass in the regular season back in 2016 when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles.

-The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed second-year tight end O.J. Howard on injured reserve, ending his season. Originally, the Bears-Vikings game was supposed to be played on Sunday at 1 p.m., and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers were set to face off in the primetime evening spot. Tight end Geoff Swaim (wrist) is also out along with guard Adam Redmond (concussion), linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and defensive lineman David Irving (ankle).

"Everyone in this locker room knew what he was going to do, and he didn't let us down", Mizzell said.

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