Mitchell Trubisky’s back as a starting NFL quarterback in Week 12, but it’s not to his favorite NFL matchup.
The Packers (7-3) have gotten the best of the Bears’ (5-5) Trubisky in four out of his five pro starts against Green Bay. On a couple of occasions, the Packers’ pressure has led to rough days for Trubisky. Chicago won’t have much by way of alternatives for “Sunday Night Football” since Nick Foles is expected to be out with a hip injury. Ahead of free agency in the offseason, Trubisky will try to reverse his trends against the Packers and keep the Bears in the NFC North race.
Here’s more to know about Trubisky’s history against the Packers, his second-most common NFL opponent.
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Mitchell Trubisky’s record vs. Packers
Trubisky is 1-4 in his NFL career against the Packers. He started with two losses against Green Bay before getting a win during the 2018 season, and since then, he’s lost his last two meetings with the Packers. Those games include three losses to Aaron Rodgers, one loss to Brett Hundley and one win over Rodgers.
The four losses to Green Bay are more than Trubisky has lost to any other team in his NFL career. Trubisky has lost twice apiece to the Lions, Vikings and Eagles.
Mitchell Trubisky’s stats vs. Packers
Trubisky’s statistical performance against the Packers, when taken overall, is sort of par for the course for his career. His completion percentage is a bit worse than his career mark, and his touchdown-to-interception ratio is worse, too. But he’s thrown for more yards per game against Green Bay than all but one opponent that he’s played multiple times. Here are his overall stats in five starts vs. the Packers:
- Completion percentage: 60.71% (119-196)
- Passing yards: 1,265
- Passing touchdowns: 4
- Interceptions: 3
- Rushing: 17 runs for 88 yards and a TD
Breaking down Mitchell Trubisky vs. Packers
Trubisky’s five games against the Packers have featured various ups and downs. Here are quick recaps of each of those five performances for Trubisky.
Nov. 12, 2017: Packers 23, Bears 16
Brett Hundley started at quarterback for Green Bay in this one, and the Bears were favored by 4.5 points. Trubisky played well, too, throwing for 297 yards and a touchdown. But Chicago couldn’t protect him as he was sacked five times, and the Bears couldn’t establish a running game in the loss.
Sept. 9, 2018: Packers 24, Bears 23
The Packers were 6.5-point favorites here, but Trubisky led a drive for a field goal with less than three minutes left to go up six points. Rodgers quickly answered with a 75-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb, though, and Trubisky lost a fumble on fourth-and-10 to effectively end the ballgame.
Dec. 16, 2018: Bears 24, Packers 17
Green Bay was just running out the string on a bad season with Chicago the favorites in this contest, and the Bears upheld their end of things. Trubisky threw for 235 yards and two scores while playing turnover-free football. Combined with a solid game from Jordan Howard, Trubisky had his first win against the Packers.
Sept. 5, 2019: Packers 10, Bears 3
In the 2019 season’s Thursday night opener, offense was nowhere to be found. Trubisky threw an interception and was sacked five times while no Chicago player exceeded 19 rushing yards. That meant the Bears were held to a lonely field goal.
Dec. 15, 2019: Packers 21, Bears 13
On an 11-degree day at Lambeau Field, Green Bay continued to get the best of Trubisky. He attempted 53 passes, completing 29 for 334 yards, but he only threw one touchdown compared to two interceptions. The Packers were up 21-3 before Chicago’s offense really got cooking at all, much too late to comeback.