You don’t need Mitch to do it all, and that’s a good sign.
The Bears defense made Cam Newton look like the really average quarterback that he is. He had no time to move out of the pocket and make plays, and when he stayed in the pocket someone in a blue uniform was sitting on his head. He probably had to go through an entire pack of Trident teeth whitening gum because of how often it was being knocked out of his mouth. Really selfish of him to keep littering like that by the way, but that’s a topic for a different day.
This win belongs to the defense, and odds are Mitch will give them all the credit. But let’s not pretend Trubisky’s presence isn’t inspiring these guys to play balls-out on every snap. Their motor is running hot right now, which is dangerous because it might cause the team to overheat. If Mitch was selfish he probably would’ve carved up the Panthers for 300 yards and three touchdowns, but he doesn’t want the Bears to get to cocky and blow a gasket.
It should be acknowledged that Mitch is just one of many in the youth movement. Tarik Cohen had a great catch downfield and Eddie Jackson broke all of the defensive rookie records in one game. We’ve been searching for another Mike Brown since Mike Brown, and I think we found one in Jackson.
The Bears matched their win total from last year and have won two games in a row for the first time since 2015. Before you think it matters that Mitch has completed 12 passes in 8 quarters, stop and think about what’s important. If I gave you a million dollars, would you care how I got it? No. The only thing that matters is you now have a million dollars. Wins are what matters, not stats. If you want stats, play more fantasy football.