Nagy said last week the Bears' opponent - the eight-loss, last-place Giants - was not a factor in the team's cautious approach to resting Trubisky's banged-up shoulder for the second consecutive week. "They looked for me to make a play and I made it".
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The Giants made many big plays in the second half.
The 954 rushing yards are the most by a Giants rookie running back and based on his performance on Sunday, and how Barker Mayfield imploded on Sunday throwing three interceptions in the Browns 29-13 loss to the Texans, Barkley is the clear favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. "We would have liked to have seen better blocking in the front line, which would have created more separation for the back line".
Unfortunately, we have no line to compare it to like we did last week, but one can imagine that the Bears would be around -6 if Trubisky was starting.
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The quarterback missed Chicago's Thanksgiving win over the Detroit Lions with a right shoulder injury.
Coach Matt Nagy did not make any declarations about Trubisky's immediate future, saying his quarterback is feeling better but remains "day to day". I'll be the first one to say that. It wasn't our best game, but I feel like we still played good.
"And so I think it's only fair for today, tomorrow and the next couple of days to go by that we just keep seeing him throw and see how he feels, and then he tells us". Trailing 17-14, Nagy called a Howard run on the Bears' first play of the second half that lost 3 yards because Giants nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson blew the play up and met Howard in the backfield as he was getting the handoff.
Nagy's reaction to that success was to hand the ball off twice to Howard in the second half - the only two handoffs of the half - and drop to pass 33 times.
"And then before you know it, we got behind and in overtime we started off with a run and had a nice little run there for six or seven yards".