The Chicago Bears clobbered the Buffalo Bills 41-9 on Sunday, but surprisingly second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s performance was quite pedestrian. Trubisky came in averaging 259.1 passing yards, but passed for a season-low 135 yards against the woeful Bills.
It was the second quarter where the Bears really pulled away. After a scoreless first quarter, they outscored Buffalo 28-0 to carry a substantial lead into halftime. Consequently, Chicago won for the second straight week to move to 5-3 and remain in first place in the NFC North.
The Bears have already matched their win total from a year ago, and their upcoming schedule looks favorable. They host the Detroit Lions next week before staying at home for another divisional matchup with the Minnesota Vikings the following week. Then Chicago travels to Detroit before visiting the hapless New York Giants.
With wins in each of those games, the Bears would be 9-3 entering Week 14. Such a record would set them up well down the stretch as they try to win their first division title since 2010 and their third division crown since moving to the NFC North in 2002.
But that’s what the future holds. For right now, it’s time to focus on the Bears’ 32-point drubbing of the Bills on Sunday, which dropped Buffalo to 2-7 after its fourth consecutive loss. And three of those losses as well as six of the Bills’ seven defeats on the year have been by double digits.
The Bears certainly took care of business on Sunday, and these were their three best performances from the Week 9 win over the Bills.
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