Bears rally for 24-20 win in Detroit

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Mitchell Trubisky had some rough patches during Thursday’s game against the Lions, but he came up with a couple of big throws in the final minutes to lead the Bears to a comeback win.

Trubisky hit Anthony Miller for 35 yards on a third down after an Allen Robinson drop to move the ball into Bears territory with just under five minutes left to play in the game and the Bears down 20-17. The Bears faced another third down on the Detroit 34-yard-line a couple of minutes later and Trubisky found Miller for 32 yards.

Miller’s second catch put the Bears just outside the end zone and Trubisky found David Montgomery a couple of plays later to take a 24-20 lead.

The Lions were left with 2:17 to try to rally back into the lead, but rookie David Blough wasn’t able to pull off any Thanksgiving magic. The Lions got three first downs, but Roquan Smith came up with a sack on a third down and Eddie Jackson picked off a fourth-down desperation heave.

Blough threw two touchdowns on the team’s first two possessions and finished the day 22-of-38 for 280 yards in a performance that was more impressive than anyone was predicting ahead of the game.

The loss is the fifth in a row for the Lions, who are 3-8-1 despite having had a lead in all 12 games this season. We’ll see who starts at quarterback in Minnesota next weekend as they try to snap that streak and perhaps play spoiler to a division rival, but Blough did enough to earn another look.

Chicago is now 6-6 with a home game against the Cowboys on deck next Thursday. The schedule stays tough with road trips to Green Bay and Minnesota sandwiched around a visit from the Chiefs, but the win keeps at least a whiff of playoff hopes alive in Chicago.

Trubisky finished the day 29-of-38 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. The mistakes would likely be more costly against a team that wasn’t starting a rookie in his NFL debut, but his work in the second half after an early interception was everything the Bears needed to pull off the road win.

36 responses to “Bears rally for 24-20 win in Detroit

  1. LOL. Trubisky goes for 338 and 3 TDs in Detroit on Thanksgiving. How does that make Haskins look at home going 13 for 29 and no passing TDs (in fact, no offensive TDs)? Duane Haskins, you have just defeated the Detroit Lions. Where are you going next?

  2. All us Bears fans want to see out of Matt Nagy is an “US” mentality. Not his “Be You” crap. He’d maybe win some support back from us if his play sheet said “Be Us.”

    He could learn a thing or two from the Ravens: Instead of bringing in some outside QB whisperer to try and turn Jackson into Tom Brady, they just promoted in house (Roman) and said to him ” Build an ENTIRE offense around what Lamar can and likes to do.”

    So when Roman is calling plays, he isnt thinking about being Greg Roman. He’s thinking about being the Ravens….the offense built for what they do best. Which is let Lamar Jackson be Lamar Jackson. Because they realized the man is literally a video game CHEAT CODE. It’s not even fair.

    So screw Matt Nagy’s selfish “Be You” crap. It ain’t about “YOU”. The teams that win are about “US”. The Ravens ain’t doing what Greg Roman wants. Greg Roman is doing what the Ravens offense wants.

    Matt Nagy will NEVER be that way. And everybody but Ryan Pace recognizes that.

  3. Let’s give Trubisky some credit today. He had a solid game and threw some dimes on that game winning drive.

  4. Great effort by David Blough, undrafted rookie elevated from third string to starter on a short week against a very good Chicago D. I think he did enough to earn a shot at starting next week but also as a potential trade material for a team that needs a development backup/potential starter.

  5. Little known fact: Mitch Trubisky has done way more in his first 3 years than Drew Brees ever did in his first three. Point being, don’t give up on a young QB just yet.

  6. Every week after trubisky plays the lions a bunch of bears fans appear with optimistic comments on the guy. So he looks ok against a Matt Patricia defense… in case you haven’t noticed that defense is historically bad and every qb looks great against them. He very nearly lost to an undrafted rookie qb who is third string and found out he was starting 3 days ago. Let’s keep this in perspective

  7. vicnocal says:
    November 28, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    Little known fact: Mitch Trubisky has done way more in his first 3 years than Drew Brees ever did in his first three. Point being, don’t give up on a young QB just yet.
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    Considering how Brees played only 27 of 48 games his first 3yrs is that any surprise?

    Next you’ll be tring to tell us how Trubisky is ranked higher that Brees this season while leaving out the fact that Brees has only played 6 games!

    Apparently you like Mitch, well you can have him.

  8. Mitch trying to pull a Winston, Mariota, or bortles. Don’t fall for it. Don’t give him the 5th year.

  9. Have the Bears and Lions both been relevant – in the same season – since the Sanders/Payton era?

    Same for Cleveland and Cincy – maybe the Brian Sipe/Ken Anderson era?

  10. Hey, a win is a win. For all the problems Trubisky has, he does seem to be able to move them at the end of games to put them n position to win. Even last year in the playoffs against the Eagles, he struggled all game long until the end. He moved them into field goal range where Parkey promptly missed another field goal.

  11. Mitch and the offence played really well today. He now needs to put all four quarters together, and be more consistent not just wake up in the second half. I really liked Blough as well – he totally played without fear, and settled really well. I think he should get a shot at being Stafford’s back up.
    All in all -much better from Da Bears. Let’s keep it going and BEAR DOWN!!

  12. Blough earned another look, but he was a complete unknown coming into this game. What happens when there’s tape on him?

    Clint Longley was the hero QB who won a huge Thanksgiving game for Dallas back in the day. He came out of nowhere and became the fantasy version of every guy in America. But that game is the only thing anyone remembers about him.

    I’m happy for Blough, great game, but it’s just one game. And he lost. He hasn’t proven anything yet.

  13. Literally a full season of opposing QBs posting career or season best numbers. Week after week. Terrible QBs who struggle to get triple digit passing yards some weeks throwing for 350 and multiple TDs. Over and over. Same words post-game every time from the coach. He’s clearly in over his head. He knows it.

  14. Even if Stafford played the Bears would have won that game, that Blough kid looked great.

    Sure is quiet when Mitch comes to town and rips the Lions a new one. Maybe don’t call Trubisky garbage all year long…..

    4-0 against the Lions and Patricia.

    LoLions!!!

  15. Even if Stafford played the Bears would have won that game, that Blough kid looked great.

    Sure is quiet when Mitch comes to town and rips the Lions a new one. Maybe don’t call Trubisky garbage all year long…..

    4-0 against the Lions and Patricia.

    L0Lions!!!

  16. Cams says:
    November 28, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Stafford plays and this wouldn’t have been close, enjoy bears fans lol

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    Total typical response because the Lions are the biggest sore losers on the planet.

    Blough played excellent, just as well as Stafford. You’re totally wrong and clearly salty.

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