David Blough may have gotten us off to a hot start on Thanksgiving, but Mitchell Trubisky had the last laugh. The Chicago Bears QB led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter on Thanksgiving, finding RB David Montgomery for a TD with 2:17 left to knock off the Detroit Lions.
Blough was making his first career NFL start in place of the injured Jeff Driskel for the Lions. Though the undrafted rookie out of Iowa looked like a savvy veteran, completing 22-of-38 passes for 280 yards and two TDs and 18.30 fantasy points. Blough nearly led the Lions to the win, but couldn’t complete the final drive, throwing an INT on his final pass.
The Iowa product found WR Kenny Golladay on the Lions’ first drive for a 75-yard TD. Golladay finished with three catches for 138 yards and a TD, good for 22.8 fantasy points.
Trubisky (27.92 FPTS) had arguably his best performance of the season. He threw for 338 yards and three TDs to give the Bears a much-needed win to bring Chicago to 6-6 and back in the playoff chase in the NFC. WR Anthony Miller led all skill position players with 23 fantasy points, catching nine passes for 140 yards.