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NFL Week 9 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 22, Chicago Bears 14

Mitchell Trubisky simply couldn’t get it done against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chicago Bears signal-caller completed just 10-of-21 passes for 125 yards in the team’s 22-14 loss to Philly in Week 8.

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Final Score

Philadelphia Eagles 22, Chicago Bears 14

Philadelphia Eagles

Fletcher Cox was his usual disruptive self in the passing game, registering a number of pressures and pass-rush wins against the Bears’ offensive line.

The Eagles’ secondary didn’t have to worry about much with Mitch Trubisky routinely missing open receivers with uncatchable passes. Philly basically just sold out against the run and forced Trubisky to try and beat them with his arm.

Carson Wentz was accurate throughout the day. He didn’t turn the ball over and threw a touchdown to Zach Ertz. Jordan Howard consistently displayed good vision to find holes to run through and had a handful of nice runs on the day.

Ertz caught a touchdown pass down the right seam after a bit of a push of Kyle Fuller’s facemask. Ertz had a big day as a pass-catcher.

Chicago Bears

Trubisky struggled to make routine NFL throws or move the offense whatsoever in the first half. He wasn’t much better in the second half, but he did manage to not miss on a couple of wide-open receivers for big gains that helped the Bears get some points on the board.

David Montgomery was the motor for this Bears team in the second half, with his biggest play coming on a seam route out of the backfield that he was left wide open on.

Eddie Goldman got a sack of Wentz to end the Eagles’ first drive after spinning around Isaac Seumalo. Nick Williams got a clean-up sack on a blown screen play.

Leonard Floyd beat rookie Andre Dillard inside for a sack of Wentz to end an Eagles’ third-quarter drive. Aaron Lynch ran around a tripping Isaac Seumalo in the fourth quarter for a sack of Wentz.

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