With no fans, Bears feeling at home on the road

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdowns passes in the fourth quarter to lead the Bears to a 27-23 victory over the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Sept. 13. | Leon Halip/Getty The Bears travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, but without the fear of a deafening […]

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky eyes lights, cameras, play-action

Mitch Trubisky throws Sunday against the Giants. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Through two games, the Bears have proof-of-concept that play-action works. Trubisky now needs to make them dangerous when they run it. It’s not natural for quarterbacks — particularly those, like Mitch Trubisky, who grew up in the shotgun — to turn their […]

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Instead of a giant leap, Mitch Trubisky still takes a small step

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed 18-of-28 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for a 78.0 passer rating — and rushed four times for 16 yards — in a 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday at Soldier Field. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears hot-and-cold quarterback was inconsistent in the 17-13 victory over […]

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Halas Intrigue Episode 119: Breaking down Bears’ win over Giants

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) signals against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. | Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo The Sun-Times’ Bears reporters break down a 17-13 win over New York. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down the Bears’ […]

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Mitch Trubisky remains uneven and unbeaten

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws a short pass to running back David Montgomery that turned into a 28-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter Sunday at Soldier Field. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears quarterback was inconsistent again in a 17-13 win over the Giants — two touchdowns in the […]

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Temporary insanity: For a moment there, I bought into the Bears and Mitch Trubisky

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is sacked by the Giants’ Lorenzo Carter on Sunday at Soldier Field. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images They barely beat the Giants after leading 17-0 at halftime You sit there, you watch the Bears and, against your better judgment, you get sucked in. Look at all the different players who […]

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Polling Place: How will Bears QB Mitch Trubisky fare in Week 2 against the Giants?

Mitch Trubisky had a big fourth quarter for the Bears in Detroit. | Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images Will he crush it? Will he get crushed? Or somewhere in that shaky in-between? Mitch Trubisky was benched before halftime of the season opener by countless Bears fans on social media. That’s probably going to happen when […]

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Bears keep clinging to outliers in ongoing evaluation of QB Mitch Trubisky

If Trubisky (left) isn’t the right man for the job, Nagy (right) is better off figuring that out sooner than later. | AP Photos Trubisky had a brutal first three quarters against the Lions before rallying in the fourth, and the Bears want to believe the latter is more indicative of what kind of player […]

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Bears close to unleashing Robert Quinn-Khalil Mack pass-rushing attack

Robert Quinn (58, chasing down Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky last season at Soldier Field) had 11 1⁄2 sacks in 14 games for the Cowboys last season. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Quinn, who missed last week’s opener against the Lions because of an ankle injury, is on target to make his Bears debut Sunday against the […]

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Will Bears’ Mitch Trubisky turn a corner, or hit the wall?

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky rallied in Week 1. | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images For a quarterback who struggles to be consistent from quarter-to-quarter, one week certainly seems to have no affect on the next. That’s what makes Sunday’s game against the Giants so intriguing. If John DeFilippo knew the secret formula that solved inconsistency in football players, […]

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Halas Intrigue Episode 118:  Previewing Bears-Giants

Which Mitch Trubisky will show up against the Giants? | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Our Bears experts look ahead to Week 2. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down Allen Robinson’s contract standoff, predict how Mitch Trubisky will play Sunday and pick their winners for the Bears-Giants game. New episodes of “Halas Intrigue” will […]

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Bears predictions: Week 2 vs. Giants

Quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Daniel Jones talk after last year’s Bears-Giants game. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Giants: The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ home opener against the Giants: RICK MORRISSEY Bears 20-17 We have before us a […]

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Bears notebook: Robert Quinn takes first step back

Outside linebacker Robert Quinn (58, chasing Mitch Trubisky last season) missed the Bears’ season opener against the Lions with an ankle injury. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The free agent outside linebacker, who did not play in the season opener against the Lions because of an ankle injury, returned to practice — on a […]

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Moving Mitch Trubisky under center part of Bears’ new identity

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky takes a snap Sunday. | Nic Antaya/Getty Images Mitch Trubisky has always been a shotgun quarterback. He might not be any more. Mitch Trubisky has always been a shotgun quarterback. He wasn’t under center often at North Carolina or Mentor (Ohio) High School or, really when he played middle-school football. He […]

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky’s accuracy: From ‘Pro Bowl’ hits to devastating misses

Trubisky completed 20 of 26 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and a 104.2 passer rating against the Lions. | AP Photos Was Trubisky as inaccurate as his 20-for-36 passing line indicated? Film review and conversations with his coaches reveal the good and bad of his Week 1 win over the Lions. At the outset […]

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Was season-opening performance a wild Mitch or a strike?

Watching Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky can be a maddening experience. | Nic Antaya/Getty Images With Trubisky, as with most quarterbacks, it’s always a crapshoot. What is it that drives us crazy about Mitch Trubisky? Silly question. We all know what it is. The bad, bad, OK, tease, then . . . good! It’s tough to live that […]

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QB controversy? What QB controversy? Mitch Trubisky leads Bears to come-from-behind victory.

Mitch Trubisky runs for a first down during the fourth quarter of the Bears’ 27-23 victory over the Lions on Sunday. | Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images He throws three fourth-quarter touchdown passes against the Lions to shut down talk of Nick Foles … for now. The sound of Chicagoans banging their heads against walls […]

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Bears QB Mitch Trubisky struggles in first half vs. Lions

Mitch Trubisky struggled in the first half Sunday. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images While Trubisky did not take a sack or throw a first-half interception, the Bears failed to convert a single third down on six tries. He threw an incomplete pass on fourth down, too. DETROIT — The Bears didn’t fix their quarterback […]

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Mitch Trubisky at a crossroads — just go one way or the other

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky said he has renewed confidence in himself this season, which opens Sunday against the Lions at Ford Field. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images What a story it would be if the beleaguered former No. 2 overall pick became the quarterback the Bears expected. Just don’t tease us, Mitch. The time […]

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Halas Intrigue Episode 115: Predicting Sunday’s winner and the Bears’ 2020 record

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky hands off to running back David Montgomery during training camp. | AP The experts make their calls for Sunday’s Bears-Lions game and the 2020 season. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash pick their winner for the Bears-Lions game and predict the Bears’ record for the 2020 season. Plus, the latest […]

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