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Mitchell Trubisky turned in a much better performance in the second half than he did in the first half against the Lions. Trubisky’s best throw of the day came on a red zone corner route to Ben Braunecker that he floated over Will Harris in coverage. Trubisky threw another corner route for a touchdown to Taylor Gabriel in the third quarter.
David Montgomery didn’t have a lot of room to run against the Lions’ front but still made defenders miss tackles at times. Tarik Cohen caught a flare pass and scored a touchdown from nine yards out with a burst of speed after the catch.
Khalil Mack had his usual disruptive game. He consistently won his matchups but didn't really make any splash plays.
The Bears' coverage was shakier than you would expect against a fill-in quarterback, as cornerback Kendall Fuller allowed a number of completions.
Devon Kennard had a first-quarter sack of after Trubisky held onto the ball for a long time and drifted out of the pocket. Mike Daniels got a sack to end a Bears' second-quarter drive after he slid inside Bobby Massie on a stunt.
Trey Flowers picked up a fourth-quarter sack as Trubisky fled the back of the pocket to end a Bears’ drive. Tavon Wilson chased down Trubisky in the right flat for a clean-up sack in the fourth quarter. Jahlani Tavai picked up an unblocked sack of Trubisky in the fourth-quarter.
Jeff Driskel, who filled in for the injured Matthew Stafford, was mostly a mixed bag. He had a few good throws but also had back-to-back throws that could have easily been interceptions returned for touchdowns.
The Lions' offensive line struggled to pass block throughout the day. The Bears' impressive front seven got consistent pressure on Driskel.