Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Hundley Outplays Trubisky Down The Stretch In Bears Loss

Hundley Outplays Trubisky Down The Stretch In Bears Loss

In one whirling motion, he hugged Aaron Rodgers so hard it looked like it might crack the former MVP's already-dodgy collarbone.

The Bears came out sloppy, disorganized and undisciplined, dropping an ugly 23-16 decision to their division rivals.

QB Brett Hundley: It's not a coincidence that the first time Brett Hundley looks like a competent National Football League passer that the Packers pull of their first win sans Rodgers. The third-year veteran responded with the best performance of his career.

Two snaps later, Hundley scrambled to his right and threw a flawless strike to Davante Adams for a 19 yard touchdown to stretch the lead back to 10. Only a botched Mason Crosby field goal prevented the team from icing the game then and there.

After the game he said, "It feels wonderful". That's what you call a trust throw.

In a disappointing 23-16 loss to the Packers at Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears found a connection on offense.

Once again, the Bears muddled through the game, doing just enough to compete but not almost enough to win. In just 30 minutes, Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdowns (SIX!). His quarterback rating was 58.3. Defensively, the Bears are yielding 21.6 points and 315.3 total yards (204.8 in passing and 110.6 in rushing) per game.

But the Bears were able to get a 44 yard Barth field goal on the final play of the half to stay in the game at 10-6. Green Bay center Corey Linsley discussed a miscommunication issue that happened during the game, and how the young signal-caller handled it.

The difference in demeanor was clear.

Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for 232 yards and a touchdown and also carried seven times for 57 yards.

At this point in the season, they're simply playing for pride.

There were flaws, too. It gained zero - count 'em, zero - yards in the third quarter.

Trubisky did a great job of rebounding from all of the penalties throughout the game. He's struggled to find ways to connect with top wideout Jordy Nelson. The possession started on Green Bay's 8 after Trevor Davis inexplicably field a punt on his goal line.

Unfortunately, the Bears couldn't pull out the win. "We have to ride the wave".

"Every indication that we had was that he scored, and if anything he would be at the 1 or inside the 1 instead of I think they spotted the ball originally at the 3", Fox said.

That's a step in the right direction - and exactly what the franchise needed to see after losing both its effective tailbacks.

After a 2-2 stretch that put their overall record at 3-5, the Bears felt excited about this matchup.

That seemed like a long shot after Week 9, but Hundley's ideal fourth quarter and the veteran accuracy he displayed connecting with Adams suggest it might not be such a bad bet after all.

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