They're alive! The Bears are alive! After four miserable weeks of the same tired, snarky Power Rankings writeups, I am happy to report that the Bears Are Slightly Back. People aren't entirely sold yet, but a win on Thursday night + some help, and the Bears might even see the Top-10 before it's all said and done. OK fine Top 15. Here's what they're saying:
ESPN – #18
Trubisky played much better against the Giants and Lions, but for the Bears to win out, Trubisky needs to take his game to another level. The Bears have only one signature victory all season -- against Minnesota -- and Trubisky missed almost the entire game with a shoulder injury.
NFL.com – #17
Can Trubisky put himself in position to keep his starting job next season with a strong finish? His play has improved markedly in the past two weeks, but Chicago has been arguably the league's most disappointing team, and Trubisky's regression has been a big reason why.
CBS Sports – #17
Mitch Trubisky has showed some promise the past two weeks. That's a good thing for next season.
Sports Illustrated – #21
Mitchell Trubsiky has had a turd of a season–except against the Lions. A 29-of-38 afternoon with 338 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT and a 118.1 rating was enough to squeak past a team giving a third-string quarterback his first career start, and that’s wins in three of the last four (two against Detroit, one against the Giants) for the Bears.
USA Today – #16
Too-little-too-late mode. Only realistic objective remaining is stretching Mitch Trubisky in order to find out if he's still the starter in 2020.
Yahoo Sports – #17
I don’t take much from Mitchell Trubisky’s 338-yard game other than the Lions defense being horrendous. But it was a step in the right direction. The next four games are very important for Trubisky.