Mitchell Trubisky, Bears' Offense Uneven Again

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By 670 The Score
CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- The rest of this season for the Bears will be defined by whether quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can elevate his play. 

The Bears earned a 19-14 win over the Giants on Sunday at Soldier Field despite the the performance from Trubisky and the offense lacking. It simply marked another opportunity gone for Trubisky to inspire hope and salvage the season for his team and himself.

"Happy we won, but it's not good enough," Trubisky said. "Not nearly good enough from this offense, from myself."

Trubisky was 25-of-41 for 278 yards, two touchdowns -- one passing, one rushing -- and two interceptions. With 335 yards of offense, the Bears surpassed the 300-yard mark for just the second time this season while producing 4.9 yards on 69 plays. The showing left more to be desired, as it came against a Giants defense allowing 28.9 points per game and 6.0 yards per play.

It was another uneven performance from Trubisky and the Bears' offense, with the same struggles on display again. The Bears opened the game with a three-and-out. Later in the first quarter, Trubisky threw an interception in the end zone after a miscommunication with top target Allen Robinson. He balanced it out early in the third quarter when Robinson beat his man in the slot and got himself open for a 32-yard touchdown pass from Trubisky, which capped a five-play 60-yard scoring drive.  

In the third quarter, Trubisky was 10-of-14 for 155 yards and produced his two touchdowns. Then he sailed his first pass of the fourth quarter for his second interception on the day.

"He would tell you he wants that back," coach Matt Nagy said of that turnover.

Nagy credited Trubisky with the way he led the scheme, which featured some different personnel sets Sunday. The Bears used some max-protect formations without a proven tight end to target, widening the pocket and setting Trubisky to make plays on the move with only two receivers on many plays.

But the praise for Trubisky stopped there. He didn't have the kind of dominant performance that's needed from a No. 2 overall draft pick in his third season -- or even the production expected against a porous Giants defense. 

On this Sunday, nothing changed for Trubisky.

"We've just got to find ways to get better, improve and quit making mistakes," Trubisky said. "Especially myself."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.