The Bears will play the Detroit Lions in Week 13's Thanksgiving game, but they'll likely be facing backup quarterback Jeff Driskel for the second time in three weeks.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is unlikely to play as he continues to recover from a back injury.

"With the fractures in Stafford's back, surgery is not considered an option," Schefter wrote. "The injuries are potentially chronic, and Stafford knows that the pain — which he has dealt with dating back to last season — could be an issue for him for years to come. But Stafford still wants to return to play this season, despite knowing the risks involved."

The Bears defeated the Driskel-led Lions, 20-13, in Week 11, but the fourth-year pro fared well against Chicago's defense. He completed 27-of-46 passes for 269 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He added 37 yards rushing on five carries.

The Bears will look to complete the season sweep of Detroit in front of a national holiday audience in Week 13.