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NFL Week 12 PFF ReFocused: Chicago Bears 19, New York Giants 14

Mitchell Trubisky outplayed rookie Daniel Jones as the Bears beat the Giants, 19-14, in Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Chicago Bears 19, New York Giants 14

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky had a solid enough day, which is more than can be said about the majority of his outings this year. He was able to stretch the field with some excellent deep throws, and his accuracy was much better than it has been of late. There were still a few poor decisions that resulted in a couple of turnover-worthy plays, but overall, this was a much better game for the former second overall pick.

This game was won early in the third quarter, specifically because they started getting the ball to wideout Allen Robinson II. He was getting open seemingly at will during that stretch, and that included his huge touchdown and another big gain when the Bears were backed up deep. Robinson is clearly the best receiver on the team and giving him the ball led to a win.

Khalil Mack showed up to play in this one. While reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated, Mack showed up huge in this game. He routinely beat whoever was across from him, and he made life extremely hard for Daniel Jones. He topped it off with a huge strip-sack that helped his team accumulate a double-digit lead that they were ultimately able to hold on to.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was all over the field for the Bears' defense, as the rangy safety made play after play. He was big in the run game, making a couple of stops there, while he also broke up a few passes that came his way in coverage.

New York Giants

This was not a good game for the rookie Daniel Jones. He made too many mistakes and forced throws but was unable to make up for them with good throws. Jones had multiple turnover-worthy plays and likely would’ve thrown a pick-six that ended the game if it weren’t for his receiver tackling the defender before he could make the interception.

Darius Slayton was a bright spot for the Giants' offense. He led the way for his team's receivers and has clearly benefited from an expanded role this season. He made a couple of really nice contested catches and actually had a few nice run blocks. He also saved a would-be pick-six on an errant Daniel Jones throw.

David Mayo was an absolute beast for the Giants' defense at linebacker. He was all over the field, leading the way in defensive stops. His run defense was phenomenal, as he constantly snaked through blockers and was able to make multiple tackles for loss.

Alec Ogletree also put in a great showing for the defense, specifically in pass coverage. He was able to mostly limit the Bears’ running backs to limited gains, and he made a handful of crucial stops. He also had an unbelievable interception in the endzone that might have changed the game.

Cris Collinsworth

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