Chicago Bears: 5 Players who must shine vs. Cowboys in Week 14

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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky
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Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback

Here we are again. Being a quarterback, Trubisky needs to be on target every week. He has the keys to the offense and needs to take care of it for the Chicago Bears to succeed.

So far this season, Trubisky has had his good and bad days. His uneven play has contributed to the offense’s struggles and, ultimately, a disappointing 6-6 season. He’s looked good against the bad defenses, recording 10 of his 13 touchdowns against Washington (3), the New York Giants (1), and the Lions (6). He also had 2 touchdown passes in garbage time against the New Orleans Saints after the Saints took a 36-10 lead.

Trubisky had his best game last week against the Lions. He completed 29 of his 38 passes (76.3 percent) for 338 yards and three touchdowns. Moreover, he only had two incomplete passes in the entire second half. Of course, one of those misses ended up as an interception.

While Trubisky’s touchdowns went up in the past three games (five touchdown passes), so have his interceptions. After throwing just three interceptions in his first eight games, he has four of them in his last three games.

He cannot commit turnovers against the Cowboys and expect to win. The Cowboys rank eighth in passing yards allowed and sixth in passing touchdowns allowed. They do rank 32nd in interceptions so hopefully, that trend continues.

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Yes, Trubisky feasted on poor defenses this season. Hopefully, however, he uses his latest success as momentum for the final four games. The Cowboys have the best defense that Trubisky will face the rest of the season. They rank 8th in scoring defense, allowing 19.7 points per game. If he performs well against them, he could calm down talks of replacing him next season.