Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Bears' Thanksgiving game

Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Bears' Thanksgiving game

Chase Daniel is making his first start since 2014 in Week 12's game against the Detroit Lions, and after one half of Thanksgiving football, the results have been pretty solid. "And I felt really good about an opportunity here with Coach Nagy to back up Mitch (Trubisky), to help groom him along". He has 66 carries for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns and 47 receptions (63 targets) for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Not quite ready to let Chicago claim the win, the Lions offense orchestrated an 11-play, 73-yard drive for a field goal to tie the game. So for me running the ball is important but I'm not just going to run the ball just to say and make people happy that we ran the ball.

The Bears secondary continued to stall Stafford's offense to start the second half until the Lions broke through late in the third quarter. Blount had a season-high 88 yards rushing.

This team has lived and died by the arm of quarterback Matthew Stafford, and while it isn't necessarily fair to put that much of a burden on a single player when he isn't playing his best ball, the Lions struggle and Stafford has not been playing his best ball this year.

Both Cohen and Jackson, along with Trubisky, are playing at a Pro Bowl level. Think of Tarik Cohen - the other fourth-rounder from 2017 - who scored a touchdown on a pass from Daniel then got help on a game-clinching third-down run by James Daniels (2nd round, 2018).

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has gotten creative with some good looks on defense, but Mack allows him the luxury of sending blitzers that he knows will be one-on-one just because of the attention Mack gets from offensive lines.

The Bears came up with some creative ways to celebrate two touchdowns.

Bears 'Cautiously Optimistic' Mitchell Trubisky Will Face Lions

Analysts highlighted just how good he was while Bears fans remained cautiously optimistic.

Bears: RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) left the game in the first half.

Trubisky was inactive after being listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury.

"It's a day-to-day thing with him", Nagy said.

Wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and rookie running back Kerryon Johnson have been ruled out for the game, the team announced Wednesday. C Graham Glasgow left the game briefly with an injury in the fourth quarter.

Pat Shurmur: Is 3-7 as the head coach of the New York Giants, who did not draft a quarterback with the second overall pick and need to find a successor to Eli Manning.

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