Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky should be good to go for Sunday's pivotal tilt with the league-leading Los Angeles Rams, via Stacey Dales of NFL Network.
Trubisky missed the team's last two games with a shoulder injury, with backup Chase Daniel filling in. Trubisky said he's "confident" that he'll "be ready to go," as the Bears prepare to take on the 11-1 Rams.
Daniel guided the Bears to a Thanksgiving game victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 12, but the Bears lost to the New York Giants in overtime this past Sunday. The Bears sit at 8-4 entering Sunday's game, and they're on the verge of clinching both a playoff spot and the NFC North division for the first time since the 2010 season.
The rival Minnesota Vikings sit at 6-5-1 and will need a lot of help if they're to catch the Bears for the division title. A win on Sunday would move the Bears to an 9-4, while a Minnesota road loss to the Seattle Seahawks will drop them to 6-6-1.
Should those two scenarios play out, the Bears will have the NFC North on cruise control. A healthy and returning Trubisky comes at the right time; the Bears will need to be on their A-Game if they're to hand the powerhouse Rams their second loss of the season.
The No. 2 pick from the 2017 Draft has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,469 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, against just nine interceptions. First-year head coach Matt Nagy has installed the perfect offense to work around Trubisky's athleticism and speed, and he's a major candidate for Coach of the Year.
What This Means
Daniel did his job by picking up one win in two starts for the Bears. They're still in great position to win the NFC North. Now, it's up to Trubisky to help Chicago finish the job and clinch their first playoff berth since 2010.