Chicago Bears: Breakdown of Mitch Trubisky’s fourth-quarter comeback

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Mitch Trubisky helped lead the Chicago Bears to an unthinkable victory

Mitch Trubisky has a long way to go to fully silence his doubters in 2020, but he made great strides in his fourth-quarter comeback performance against the Detroit Lions in Week 1. Chicago Bears fans are now up in arms about the performance and the debate continues all throughout social media.

Trubisky, along with the Chicago defense, led the Chicago Bears back from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit in Detroit. He may not have quite put the NFL world on notice, but Trubisky made throw after throw in leading three touchdown drives to end the game. Trubisky went 8/10 on pass attempts and threw three touchdowns.

There were certainly other circumstances in the fourth quarter that led to the Bears’ win, including big plays from the Chicago Bears’ star defenders (a sack by Akiem Hicks and tipped-ball interception by Kyle Fuller) and some key mistakes by the Lions (a Matt Prater field goal that hit the upright and the drop of the game-winning touchdown by rookie D’Andre Swift).

Even with those factors coming into play, plays needed to be made and throws completed. Mitch Trubisky had one of his best stretches in recent memory to lead the Bears to their first opening day victory since 2013.