The Chicago Bears (8-3) are on a mission to win the NFC North in head coach Matt Nagy’s first season. They made some bold moves to get themselves in position to do so, most notably trading for All-World linebacker Khalil Mack.
This Sunday, they will try to extend their division lead with a victory over the New York Giants (3-8), who have had cohesion problems on both sides of the ball this season.
Here are some top storylines before kickoff.
The Bears quarterback isn’t exactly setting the league on fire since Chicago traded up for him in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he’s been a catalyst to one of the most potent offenses in the league. The Giants should feel fortunate that Trubisky, one of the top scrambling quarterbacks in the league this season, will be watching from the sidelines.
But Trubisky’s backup, Chase Daniel, is no slouch. He is from the Andy Reid/Doug Pederson school of quarterbacking and once learned at the heels of Drew Brees.
Daniel will be starting for the second consecutive week for Trubisky (sprained AC joint). On Thanksgiving, Daniel completed 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears’ 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions.