NEW ORLEANS — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s job received harder with tight finish Zach Miller’s leg/knee harm, however the rookie had a number of good moments in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Saints.
The Bears appeared out of it till Trubisky’s 46-yard scramble within the fourth quarter. The whole temper contained in the Superdome modified after the play.
Earlier within the sport, Trubisky dropped a dime to Miller on the play that will have ended the veteran tight finish’s season. That’s the second big-time throw made by Trubisky previously three video games.
Nonetheless, Trubisky additionally tossed an interception to finish the sport.
Once more, Trubisky has to get higher in sure areas, however the flashes have been there. There’s real pleasure over the place this can be headed with the rookie quarterback.
Trubisky’s statistics weren’t nice (14-of-32 for 144 yards and the interception), however he’s making regular progress. That’s most likely the very best the Bears can hope for.
What it means: I do know, I do know: There aren’t any ethical victories. However at the very least the Bears made it attention-grabbing within the Superdome. Proper? Look, the Bears must be aggressive over the ultimate eight video games, however they don’t have sufficient on offense. That’s not likely going to alter till the offseason. Nonetheless, the Bears had the ball with an opportunity to tie on the finish of the sport. Not many individuals envisioned that situation taking part in out.
What I favored: The Bears didn’t give up. Trubisky’s near-touchdown go to Miller and his fourth-quarter run had been big-time performs. Working again Jordan Howard had one other sturdy dashing sport with 100-plus yards. The protection seemed a bit of winded within the first half, however it restricted New Orleans to 20 factors — at house. And the protection retains forcing turnovers in droves. It’s laborious to say many unfavourable issues concerning the protection.
What I didn’t like: Kicker Connor Barth can’t miss from 48 yards. The veteran has now missed area objectives in back-to-back video games. The Bears must be higher at that place with factors so scarce. Additionally, a few occasions within the first half, Trubisky didn’t slide up within the pocket to keep away from strain. That ought to enhance over time. And eventually, the Bears actually can’t afford to fall behind. They only don’t have sufficient firepower.
Fantasy fallout: Howard had a very good afternoon for fantasy house owners. The remainder of group … not a lot. Tarik Cohen scored a landing, however his touches are down these days. Broad receiver Tre McBride had near 100 yards, however it’s uncertain he’s on many rosters. Will probably be attention-grabbing to see how the Bears use former Los Angeles Chargers wideout Dontrelle Inman after the bye.
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The place’s Kyle? Proper guard Kyle Lengthy suffered a hand harm on Sunday and by no means returned. Lengthy stood on the sidelines — in full uniform — after he received damage, however Tom Compton performed a lot of the sport at proper guard. Lengthy was already coping with ankle and shoulder points. The bye comes at a very good time for Chicago’s highest-paid offensive lineman.
What’s subsequent: The Bears (Three-5) have their bye subsequent week however are scheduled to follow Tuesday and Wednesday. Following the bye, the Bears host Inexperienced Bay and Detroit in back-to-back division video games.