Packers: Mitch Trubisky will start for Bears in Week 12

The Packers will face Mitch Trubisky, not Nick Foles in Week 12.

With Nick Foles dealing with a hip injury, the Green Bay Packers will face Mitch Trubisky when the Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that Trubisky will be the Bears’ starter on Sunday night.

Trubisky was Chicago’s starter in the opening three games of the season before being benched in Week 3 for Nick Foles.

In those three games, Trubisky threw for 560 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Trubisky was benched after a bad performance in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons. Trubisky threw for 128 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Foles entered the game with the Bears trailing 23-10 in the third quarter and would throw three touchdown passes with an interception to lead the Bears to victory.

But things haven’t got much better for Chicago with Foles at quarterback. Despite his impressive performance against Atlanta, Foles has thrown 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions in eight games with the Bears going 2-5 in games he’s started.

The Packers know Trubisky well.

They’ve played against him five times with four victories and one loss. In those five matchups, Trubisky has thrown for 1,265 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions while also running in one touchdown.

That works out at 253 yards, 0.8 touchdowns, and 0.6 interceptions a game against the Packers.

However, this game will be decided by the key matchup of Green Bay’s offense against Chicago’s defense. The Packers have the No. 3 scoring offense averaging 30.8 points per game. The Bears have the No. 6 scoring defense allowing 20.9 points per game.

If Green Bay wins this matchup and puts up close to 30 points, it will be difficult for Chicago’s offense to keep up no matter who is at quarterback.

What Trubisky does bring is rushing ability that Green Bay’s defense will need to be prepared for. This defense has done a good job of defending him running the football in the past, allowing just 88 rushing yards and a touchdown in five games.

They’ll hope for another strong performance versus Trubisky on Sunday.