Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky got another win on Sunday, as the Bears took down the Carolina Panthers.
But that’s perhaps giving him too much credit. The Bears made some huge defensive plays on the way to a 17-3 win, and they ran the ball. The rookie quarterback threw all of seven passes. And that’s just attempts. He only completed four passes all day, for 107 yards.
That effort led to some perplexing stats.
“Didn’t know this was possible, but Mitch Trubisky had a 101.8 QB rating and a 5.6 QBR in win vs. Carolina,” wrote ESPN’s Ryen Russillo.
Clearly, the QBR rating indicates he had very little impact on the game. His standard quarterback rating, though, highlights his lack of mistakes – zero interceptions – and the fact that he broke 100 yards on only four competitions.
It also says a lot about what the Bears are doing under head coach John Fox. Remember, Fox was previously in Denver, where he had another young first-round pick at quarterback: Florida’s Tim Tebow.
“The Bears are the first team to win back-to-back games with fewer than 10 completions since the 2011 Broncos (won 3 straight games with Tebow),” wrote NFL Network’s James Palmer. “Oh Foxy.”
Well, if that’s what Fox is going for, it’s working. Like the Broncos, the Bears are winning games. Even if the stats don’t make sense.
“Mitchell Trubisky has 23 pass attempts in the last two games combined. The Bears won both those games,” Palmer added.
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