The first game on the Week 13 schedule isn’t exactly a marquee matchup. The Chicago Bears will visit the Detroit Lions Thursday afternoon to kick off the NFL’s Thanksgiving action.

Chicago and Detroit are the worst teams in the NFC North. They both have losing records and aren’t close to entering the 2019 playoff picture.

The Bears are a game under .500 and 1.5 games ahead of the Lions in the standings. Chicago won in Detroit last Thanksgiving. The Bears defeated the Lions a few weeks ago.

Expect Chicago to be victorious over their division rivals again.

The race to stay out of last place in the NFC North ended when Matthew Stafford was sidelined with broken bones in his back. Detroit is on a three-game losing streak with Stafford out and Jeff Driskel under center. 

With Detroit out of contention and on a short week, Driskel should be the Lions’ starting quarterback for a fourth consecutive game. Chicago is an early 1.5-point favorite on the road, according to OddsShark. The total is 39.

The Lions were defeated by the Washington Redskins 19-16 Sunday. It was just Washington’s second victory of the season. Driskel was sacked six times and threw three interceptions. 

Detroit’s quarterback won’t look much better against Chicago. The Bears are fourth in both total defense and scoring defense. 

Driskel was limited to 5.8 yards per attempt, one touchdown and one interception in a 20-13 loss at Soldier Field. He only had 123 passing yards in the middle of the fourth quarter when Chicago had a two-touchdown lead.

The Bears limited Daniel Jones to an 86.6 passer rating in Sunday’s 19-14 win over the New York Giants. Teddy Bridgewater is the only quarterback that’s posted a triple-digit passer rating against Chicago.

Mitchell Trubisky won’t be any worse than Driskel. He had his best game of the season when the Bears beat the Lions, going 16-23 for 173 yards, three touchdowns and a 131.0 passer rating. 

Only two teams have given up more passing yards than Detroit. The Lions are tied for a league-low four interceptions. Before losing to Dwayne Haskins and the Redskins, Detroit had allowed five straight quarterbacks to post a passer rating north of 116.0.

Since starting the season 2-0-1, the Lions have lost seven of eight games, only beating the Giants. Detroit is 0-6 against the spread in their last six games.

The Bears are 4-0 against teams that enter Week 13 with fewer than four wins.

Prediction: Chicago over Detroit, 20-16