Mitchell Trubisky Plays Another Strong Game, Bears Remain in Playoff Chase

Mitchell Trubisky has, quietly, strung together a nice series of games for the Chicago Bears. Trubisky went 15-21 for 202 yards — 9.6 yards per attempt — and a touchdown. He did throw a bad interception, but otherwise Trubisky played a really strong game for the Bears. David Montgomery was also a beast on the ground, rushing for a career high 146 yards, and reaching the end zone twice.

The Bears are vying for the last Wild Card spot in the playoffs with the Arizona Cardinals, who are playing today. The Bears are 7-7 while the Cardinals are 7-6. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head; they did not and do not play each other this season. The second tiebreaker is conference record. The Bears are 6-5 in the NFC with one conference game remaining — against the Packers in Week 17. The Cardinals are 5-4 in the NFC; they are currently playing the Eagles, and still have games remaining against the Niners and Rams.

Therefore, the Bears are in the thick of things. They first and foremost need to be rooting against the Cardinals. There is also a chance the Bears could get in if they win their final two games and the Bucs lose their last two, as then they’d both finish with 9-7 records and the Bears beat the Bucs earlier this season.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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