Chicago Bears: 5 Players who must shine vs. Giants in Week 12

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Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback

We keep waiting for Trubisky to finally put it all together but time after time we get disappointed. He shows flashes when he plays against weak defenses.

Trubisky looks like a confused player. He hardly goes through his progressions and when he does he has trouble letting go of the ball. On several occasions against the Rams, he had open receivers but failed to throw the ball. Also, the play in which he got injured he took an unnecessary hit. No one was open but he held the ball instead of throwing it away. If he throws the ball away we probably don’t have this injury talk.

While some say that Nagy lost confidence in his quarterback, it doesn’t appear so when he speaks publicly about him. This week he spoke on how much better he’s been in the past two weeks, per the Chicago Sun-Times:

"“I’m going to go back to what I really like — and what I’m sticking to and what I believe in — is the last two weeks, he’s growing in the right direction. So that’s where we’re at and … we want to put a good week together, get him healthy and hopefully get him out there this weekend to do it again.”"

I don’t know what measurements he’s using, but I guess considering how bad he’s played, it isn’t difficult to see improvement.

Trubisky will have opportunities to shine. He has to take advantage of them. I think the defense will cause multiple turnovers and will give the offense a short field. Trubisky needs to find a way to get into the end zone not only because the team has a struggling kicker but because the offense needs to put some points on the board.

The defense ranks fourth in points allowed, averaging about 17 points per game. When your defense is only giving up 17 points you should win more than just 40 percent of your games.

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The Chicago Bears keep getting shots in the arm to get the offense flowing by playing against bad defenses. They faced Washington, and Trubisky threw for three touchdowns. Then they faced the Detroit Lions, and again Trubisky throws three touchdowns. In fact, of his nine touchdown passes, six of them were against porous defenses and two of them came in garbage time in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. Now he’ll face the Giants. Let’s see if he shines again.