The Bears defeated the New York Giants 19-14 on Sunday in a game that finally provided a glimpse of what Matt Nagy's passing offense can be like when everything goes well. At least, the third quarter was.
Mitch Trubisky had one of his best games of the season, finishing with 278 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He easily could've had over 350 yards if it wasn't for tight end Ben Braunecker's first-quarter drop and center Cody Whitehair's illegal hands to the face penalty that wiped out a 60-yard reception by wide receiver Allen Robinson.
And while Trubisky's passer rating for the game wasn't great (69.0), he did end the contest with his second-best Pro Football Focus grade for the season: 71.7.
Trubisky's grade was the third-highest on offense; his primary targets ranked first and second.
Robinson, as usual, was the pace car for the Bears, registering an 80.3. He ended the game with six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown on a team-high 10 targets. Robinson wouldn't be denied on his 32-yard score, bullying Giants defensive back Corey Ballentine for the final five yards before crossing the goal line. He's been a stud all season long.
Anthony Miller may have had the most noteworthy performance of Sunday's win. The second-year receiver has struggled to make an impact on offense in 2019, but his effort against the Giants was the kind GM Ryan Pace hoped for when the Bears traded up for him in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Miller had six catches for 77 yards (on nine targets). He was quick and explosive in his routes and, for the first time all year, was in sync with Trubisky. If he can build off of his strong performance in Week 12, Miller can go into 2020 as a player on the rise, which is critical for the offense to continue its growth as Nagy embarks on his third season with the team.
While Sunday's win wasn't a perfect display of offense for the Bears, it certainly was a step in the right direction. It also marks three solid games in a row by Trubisky, whose development is a promising sign for a franchise that's still trying to find out if he's a franchise-level quarterback.