Where has this Bears team been all season? Where has this Mitchell Trubisky been hiding at? This Bears team is what Chicago envisioned heading into the 2019 season. Everything clicked for the Bears in their 31-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.
Where to start? How about number 10? Mitchell Trubisky was phenomenal. He posted 244 yards and 3 touchdowns in the air in addition to 64 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Nobody in the National Football League has faced more criticism this season than the Bears quarterback. Trubisky silenced the critics tonight.
Allen Robinson was his usual self. Always one of the best players on the field when he steps onto it, Robinson put together yet another impressive performance. The big wide receiver hauled in two touchdowns on top of five receptions for 48 yards.
The defense was ferocious. After allowing a touchdown on the opening drive, the Bears bread and butter stepped up large while shorthanded. Coming into the game, the Bears were already without starters Prince Amukamara, Danny Trevathan, and Akiem Hicks. Roquan Smith exited the game in the first half with a pectoral injury and did not return.
Nick Kwiatkoski filled in nicely yet again for Danny Trevathan, as he led the team in tackles. Khalil Mack and company were in the backfield all night, as Mack added another sack to his resume. Safety Eddie Jackson also recorded his first sack of the season.
Matt Nagy probably had his best game of the year. The offense put together a complete game for the first time this season. The playcalling didn’t leave any room for complaint. Nagy was tuned in the whole game. He was also in the referees’ ears the whole game. That’s our head coach!
A once insurmountable task suddenly doesn’t look completely impossible. If the Bears win out, they have a pretty good chance of sneaking into the postseason. Sure, they’ll need to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. They’ll also need to win in Green Bay and in Minnesota. If they show up for those three contests like they did tonight, look out.
This team has heart. They could have easily folded things up after being 4-6. They were underperforming and injured. Quitting is not in their head coach’s DNA, and this team is going to play hard until the league tells them not to. Now on a three-game winning streak, the Bears are rolling in the right direction. Don’t let this team get hot, because as they regain Akiem Hicks from injured reserve next week, they only become more and more dangerous.
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