The Chicago Bears are still scratching their heads on why their offense is not successful. After a 12-4 campaign last season, Matt Nagy and the Bears have one of the worst offenses in the league. On Thanksgiving Day, they turned back the clock for one week and they will need to again in Week 14.
Mitchell Trubisky finally looked like a quarterback who was selected No. 2 overall. Against the Detroit Lions, Trubisky finished 29-38 for 338 yards. This was his first game over 300 yards in 2019. Trubisky led two scoring drives including one late in the game to solidify the win. On that drive, he converted two third downs where he found Anthony Miller for big gains.
Even after Thursday’s win, the Bear rank 29th in the league gaining 281.8 yards per game. Are the Bears still alive for the playoffs? It is unlikely since they are currently in third place in the NFC North three games behind the Green Bay Packers. Chicago is currently 6-6 and still mathematically alive. If they want a chance, they will need Trubisky to have his best game this week against the Dallas Cowboys.
Trubisky Must Duplicate Thanksgiving Performance
Trubisky finally played a good game on Thanksgiving but to be fair, he was facing a poor Lions’ defense. He will have his hands a little more full against the Cowboys, even though the Bills made them look bad about an hour after Trubisky torched Detroit.
If nothing else, Dallas will move the ball. They currently lead the NFL in total offense with 432.8 yards per game. They are eighth with 25.8 points per game. Dallas’ defense has been a problem as of late and Trubisky will need to take advantage of that. The best way to beat Dallas right now is to control the ball and shorten the game. The longer their offense is on the sideline, the better.
Trubisky has thrown just 13 touchdowns to go with seven interceptions this season. He has eight turnovers on the season losing one fumble. Trubisky has started 11 games this season and has six without a turnover. He will need to make that seven against Dallas if they want to keep their season alive.
The Cowboys are vulnerable in the run game. They will most likely be without Leighton Vander Esch in this game. Similar to their game against the Lions, Nagy should have the ability to open the playbook. It is up to Trubisky to make the right plays on the field, both with his arm and legs, to win the game. To take down Dallas, he will have to duplicate his performance on Thanksgiving and take it to another level.