Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy announced that veteran quarterback Andy Dalton will start the game against the Cardinals this week. Nick Foles served as a substitute.
Rookie Justin Fields suffered a rib injury in the 11.21 game against the Ravens and has not played in the game since.
During the Thanksgiving game against the Lions, Andy Dalton passed the ball for 317 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He was also the first Chicago Bears quarterback to pass for more than 300 yards in a single game since Falls last year.
In addition, Chicago Bears defensive striker Akiem Hicks (groin) confirmed his absence, and wide receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) is in doubt. Whether outside linebacker Roquan Smith can play will have to be decided before the game.