After the Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky was tackled from behind – resulting in a devastating shoulder injury, the Bears defense sacked Kirk Cousins 5 times; made Vikings RB Dalvin Cook pout on the bench with less than 50 yards rushing; held the Vikings to a shutout for three-quarters of play; solidified their position as the #1 defense in the NFL, and rallied themselves to a (16-6) victory over the Minnesota Vikings (2-2) all before gaining VIP admission to Club Dub.
The Chicago Bears Backup QB Chase Daniels had a spectacular showing after starting QB Mitchell Trubisky left the game with an undisclosed shoulder injury. QB Chase Daniels didn’t miss a beat with an impressive 22/30 completions, 195 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and a 101.4 QB rating.
“I’ve been in the league a long time, I don’t want to show my age to much. I felt like Mitch’s injury happen in slow motion. At first, I thought it was a concussion. I started to get ready, then our coaches screamed ‘get in the game!’, so I ran out there,” said Bears Backup QB Chase Daniels.
Will the Bears be able to Hold on to their NFC North first-place tie until Mitchell Trubisky can fully recover? Is this the Beginning of a mid-season sputter? Bears RB Tarik Cohen shared Chicago’s mentality about dealing with the recent QB hit.
“If one goes down then the next guy got to step up,” said Bears RB Tarik Cohen. “It feels great to show the bears fans we can win at home. We’re about to go on a streak now.
Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy also expressed his opinions on the Mitchell Trubisky Injury.
“I haven’t found out a whole lot except it’s his shoulder; I’ll find out more this week though. We are very lucky to have Chase as our Quarterback,” confidently expressed Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy. The Bears Head Coach also explained his feelings towards his team staying focus while experiencing several injuries. “They get it. I can’t express enough how fortunate it is to have that. I can’t explain enough how important that is to have that on our team. Our team showed up; our fans showed up; you can’t ask for anything more than that.”
Offensive & Defensive Standout Players
The reliable Chicago Bears WR Allan Robinson was still able to put up huge numbers with a combined 7 catches for 77 yards. In a break-out performance, Chicago Bears Backup Defensive Tackle Nick Williams led the ferocious D-line with 2 sacks and countless disruptions. Pro-Bowl LB Khalil Mack was no slouch himself with an impressive 1 ½ sacks as well.
Room for Improvement.
The Bears are starting to build chemistry within its offense. Newly led by QB Chase Daniels, the passing game has been upgraded from last week’s performance. Nevertheless, the Bears still need to strive for an offensive Identity to increase their chances of winning the NFC North Division. If these problems aren’t addressed by Head Coach Matt Nagy, then the Bears potential could be wasted.
The Chicago Bears are going across the pond to London, England to take on the Oakland Raiders in a Week 5 clash before their bye week. Although Mitchell Trubisky is more than likely out for next week’s game, backup QB Chase Daniels may have enough experience to hold the sails until Trubisky’s return. Will the Bears keep up their offensive tempo to ward off the Raiders? We’ll find out in next week’s battle.