Mitchell Trubisky thrived early but almost led a Bears collapse in Week 2.
The Bears were up 17-0 at the half in Week 2 against the New York Giants with all the momentum. And then the demons that doomed the Lions in Week 1 casually strolled into Soldier Field and crept up on the Bears and their much-maligned quarterback.
It took a defensive stop on the last play of the game to avoid a choke job as Chicago escaped once again with a 17-13 victory over the Giants. It was harrowing but with the victory came a key realization. Trubisky is still not the guy the Bears need under center.
The Bears are anything but set with Mitchell Trubisky.
Wait, the Bears won, right? Yes, a victory is good in the NFL and the Bears are 2-0 because of it. Last week Trubisky played well and bailed the defense out. In turn this week, the defense bailed him out.
In the first half, Trubisky, did have some erratic throws but tossed two touchdowns and kept the drives alive with good looks and good awareness. Sounds good enough to win. Sure, with the defense playing the way that they were, holding a shutout at the time.
But the second half was a different story. The Bears didn’t score a single point in the final two frames while the Giants — without Saquon Barkley, who the team fears suffered a torn ACL — nearly completed a comeback similar to what the Bears did in Detroit the previous game.
Did the Bears win? Yes, and that will look good in the standings because winning is what gets you into the postseason.
However, the lucky rabbit’s foot will eventually catch up with the Bears unless Trubisky gets it together and puts together consistent performances of proper football rather than the erratic gameplay that allowed him to escape the last two weeks.