Mitchell Trubisky had a record setting day, as the Chicago Bears blow out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field 48-10.
Chicago got off to the start that they had hoped for against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and never looked back. It took the Bears only six plays to find the endzone. The play went for 39-yards from Mitchell Trubisky to Trey Burton. The 39-yard touchdown was the longest of Trubisky’s young career.
Two drives later, Trubisky struck again. This time, Allen Robinson was the recipient on a 14-yard touchdown throw, capping off a 7-play drive that covered 73 yards. The Bears finished the first quarter with a 14-0 lead.
The onslaught continued throughout the second quarter, with Trubisky adding on another two touchdown passes on his first two drives of the quarter. He reached a career high in touchdown passes with 8:59 remaining in the first half.
The Chicago defense looked almost as good as their offense in the first half. They forced three 3-and-outs, two sacks, allowed 145 yards, and held the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Buccaneers to only 3 points.
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The Bears offense finished the half with a total of 400 yards. Trubisky broke a Chicago Bears franchise record for touchdown passes in a game, with an entire half remaining. Each of his touchdowns went to a different receiver.
Jameis Winston started the second half for the Buccaneers, but the result was still the same. Winston was hit by Khalil Mack, on a throw during the first Buccaneers possession, and was scooped up by Danny Trevathan. That turnover led to another Chicago scoring drive, capped off by a Taylor Gabriel 3-yard reception, his second touchdown of the day.
In the fourth quarter, Tampa Bay finally reached the endzone on a Winston touchdown pass to Cameron Brate. The drive continued on a 4th-and-3 conversion to Chris Godwin. This was Brate’s second consecutive game with a touchdown.
Mitchell Trubisky finished the game with 407 yards and 6 touchdown passes (one shy of tying the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game).
Up next for Chicago is a bye week, followed by a game visit to Miami to take on the Dolphins.
For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they have a bye week as well, followed a divisional showdown in Atlanta against the Falcons.