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Nick Foles Will Be Ready For Sunday's Game As a Backup

Nick Foles will serve as Mitchell Trubisky's backup when the Bears face the Lions in Week 13.
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Chicago Bears' quarterback Nick Foles will be eligible to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions after being cleared from a hip injury suffered in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Foles will end up only missing one game, but he seemingly lost his starting spot in the lineup. The former Super Bowl MVP has been abysmal for the Bears in his starts. Foles has thrown ten touchdowns and eight interceptions through eight games played, seven of them as the starter. In Foles' starts, he has a record of 2-5 this season.

While an average Foles rides the bench, Chicago turns to Mitchell Trubisky for the second consecutive week. The fourth-year quarterback is on his last legs as a Bear and it seems as if the decision to let him go in free agency is all but official. Trubisky has thrown for nine touchdowns and five interceptions in five games while starting four of them. Trubisky is 3-1 in the games he has started.

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On the surface, Trubisky's stats look decent. But upon digging a little deeper into the game tape, he frequently makes frustrating mistakes. Trubisky is not the best Plan B, but he provides a mobility factor that Foles lacks. Foles can look like a still body behind a poor offensive line due to his lack of athleticism.

Despite Trubisky making his second start in a row, there is always the possibility that Bears' head coach Matt Nagy will go back to Foles. Nagy started the season with Trubisky before moving onto Foles mid-game in Week 3. Now, Nagy is back with Trubisky despite Foles being cleared to play.