Detroit Lions: 3 ways to shut down Mitchell Trubisky

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Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears will kick off their season against the Detroit Lions this Sunday at Ford Field in an NFC North Division matchup set to begin at 1:00 PM EST on FOX.

Mitchell Trubisky has been thrashing the Detroit Lions defense ever since Matt Nagy became the head coach of the Chicago Bears in 2018. In those three games, the young quarterback has looked every bit the part of a player selected second-overall in the 2017 NFL Draft ahead of Patrick Mahomes.

During those contests with Nagy at the helm, the often polarizing Trubisky has managed to carve up Matt Patricia’s defensive unit to the tune of 10 touchdowns and only one interception. Meanwhile, he’s completed 74.7% of his passes while averaging 288 passing yards-per-game en route to a 3-0 record against Detroit.

Yet, we seem to be rejoicing the Nagy decision to start Trubisky over Nick Foles. The figures don’t exactly make Detroit fans feel warm and fuzzy about their odds against the Bears this coming Sunday.

However, here are three key strategies the Lions’ revamped defense can implement to shut down Trubisky and ensure a Week 1 victory.