Bears fans were prepping for an extra dose of Tums this Thanksgiving shortly after Detroit Lions rookie quarterback David Blough connected with wide receiver Kenny Golladay on a 75-yard touchdown just four minutes into the former Purdue Boilermaker's first NFL start. And while Blough finished Thursday's game against the Bears with a solid overall performance, Mitch Trubisky came out victorious in what was arguably his best game in a year.
Trubisky finished with 338 yards, three touchdown passes and a 118.1 rating, and provided a glimpse into what general manager Ryan Pace fell in love with on tape prior to the 2017 NFL draft. With the exception of a few throws, Trubisky's fastball was accurate, his poise in the pocket was fantastic and his ability to move through his progressions was the best it's been in a very, very long time. It was also the first game — in a very long time — that the Bears won because of Trubisky, not in spite of him. If it wasn't for No. 10, the Bears would've suffered loss No. 7.
Naturally, when a beloved player like Trubisky has a breakout performance like he had on Thanksgiving, the post-game locker room is filled with a little more juice. Chicago's locker room, which famously turns into Club Dub after each win, isn't normally short on that juice regardless of who the stars of a win are. But there was a little more swag up in the club at Ford Field, and you have to believe it's because this win is the first one all year that felt like a sustainable recipe for longterm success.
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