While it wasn’t a “clean” game in a variety of ways, the Chicago Bears took a quarter to settle in offensively and put up a solid performance against a less than stellar Washington Redskins defense and team with a 31-15 victory. Was Mitchell Trubisky crisp and clean? No. Did he do enough to dispel any concerns going forward? Probably not. But the Bears defense continued to dominate, coming up with five turnovers in a game that will quiet some of the doubters. Ha-Ha Clinton Dix jump started the defense with his pick-6 that gave the Bears a lead they would never relinquish. Khalil Mack continued his defensive dominance with two sacks, a forced fumble, while wreaking havoc up and down the defensive line. Danny Trevethan showed the Bears faithful he has plenty of game left as well, coming up with several big stops, sacks, and a forced fumble of Case Keenum on a 4th down play late in the 4th quarter.

Offensively, it took Trubisky a quarter to settle in, but eventually we got to see glimpses of the player who wowed fans with his play last season. He finished 25/31, 231 yards passing and 3 TD (all to Taylor Gabriel) and 1 INT that I’m sure people will want to talk about rather than the 36 yard dime he had to Gabriel over Josh Norman to put the Bears up 28-0 in the second quarter. Once he settled in, Mitch was calm, in control and had several sharp intermediate throws that kept the chains moving. The running game still leaves a little to be desired, but when your starting RT is a game time scratch with vertigo, you need to adapt quickly. Adapt they did and though Washington did sack Trubisky three times, there was never any consistent pressure to throw Mitch off his game. Taylor Gabriel was the big star with his three touchdown receptions and he led the team with 75 receiving yards. Allen Robinson continued to be Mitch’s security blanket hauling in six receptions himself for 60 yards. This win is exactly what the Bears needed. Offense came to life, defense continued to swarm and decimate a lesser opponent, and the special teams survived a freak injury mid-week in Pineiro’s leg injury.

Time for Club Dub, hit the training room for some treatment, then on to prepare for the Vikings as the Bears go for their 1st home win of 2019. 2-1 and ready to attack this crucial stretch in the schedule. Bear Down!!!!!