Chicago Bears bench Mitch Trubisky for Nick Foles against Falcons
Chicago Bears veteran quarterback Nick Foles came off the bench to replace Mitchell Trubisky in the third-quarter of Chicago’s Week 3 game at Atlanta.
Bears coach Matt Nagy made the switch to Foles after a Trubisky interception helped the injury-ravaged Falcons build a 16-point lead.
Trubisky went 13 of 22 for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception (71.8 passer rating). The Bears were an ineffective 1 of 8 on third down, with several of Trubisky’s downfield passes being off the mark. Trubisky overthrew a wide open Anthony Miller on what would have been a touchdown completion before halftime.
Foles, 31, promptly moved the Bears offense down field but the drive ended when Falcons cornerback Darqueze Dennard wrestled a ball away from Chicago wide receiver Allen Robinson. The official initially ruled the play a touchdown for the Bears but later reversed the call to an interception for Atlanta and a touchback.