Penalties. Penalties. Penalties.
They handcuffed the Chicago Bears all afternoon and into the early evening, but Mitch Trubisky finally was able to overcome … at least once.
Trubisky capped a 13-play, 92-hard drive with a touchdown pass to running back Benny Cunningham on the team’s second to last possession of the game. The drive started with a slew of penalties that drove the Bears deep inside their own territory.
It was a silver lining in a game marred by miscues, including three Trubisky interceptions. But here’s your highlight, enjoy it while you can:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 17, 2017
Offensive Coordinator Dowell Loggains trusted Trubisky with some vertical passes and was rewarded with some strong throws from the rookie quarterback. It was a breath of fresh air after a conservative first half in which the team scored just a last-second field goal before the half expired.
It’s back to the drawing board for the rookie quarterback who completed 31 of 46 passes (68.3% is pretty good) for 314 yards (also pretty good, all things considered). It was Trubisky’s first 300-yard passing game, a milestone of sorts for the rookie — especially considering how this game started. That it came in a loss will overshadow this achievement.
In the end, throwing more interceptions (3) than touchdowns (1) feels like a step back.