As you may recall, the Bears elected to let both players try and go against New England after suffering ankle and groin injuries, respectively, in Miami, and both were ineffective vs. the Pats, appeared to struggle more as the game went on and then both were sidelined for the next two weeks.
Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said the 26-year-old Parkey did an exceptional job of handling the adversity that went with his disappointing performance a week earlier. It was part of one of the Bears' weirdest seasons where they had winning streaks of three and four games along with losing streaks of two, three, and four games.
The Bears will likely have Trubisky back in the mix next week as the decision to sit him for Thursday's action was more of a precautionary measure in order to avoid a setback after a short week of preparation. "Teams that hold the ball against those guys don't get the ball off quite a bit", Stafford said. In a breakout second season, he has thrown for 2,469 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
"We were ready for a bullfight and that's what we got", Daniel said. "I'm saying cautiously optimistic but I can't make any promises", Matt Nagy said.
Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) celebrates a tackle against the Detroit Lions Thursday in Detroit.
Chicago broke a 16-16 tie on Eddie Jackson's 41-yard pick-6 with six minutes remaining. "I know that. And for us, we got to make sure in these situations that we're doing the right thing".
Hey, Nagy is a candidate for Coach Of The Year, and I will strongly consider voting for him because he has brought this team so far so fast.
"I think it's just influenced by what you see on tape when you see them play".
Stafford's 43-yard pass to Kenny Golladay set up LeGarrette Blount's second 4-yard touchdown run of the game, giving Detroit a 13-9 lead with 1:35 left in the third quarter. "There are a lot of plays that we can all point to".