Sep 27, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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Trubisky named Bears’ starting QB vs. Lions

Mitchell Trubisky will be Chicago’s starting quarterback against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday.

Nick Foles (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday but isn’t yet known if he will be available on Sunday.

Trubisky started in place of Foles last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and passed for 242 yards in a 41-25 loss. He threw three touchdown passes and was intercepted twice.

Trubisky said Wednesday that he needs to cut down on his miscues.

“After watching the mistakes, the main thing is taking care of the football,” Trubisky told reporters. “It’s easy to say, a little bit harder to do. Especially going into it, you just have the mindset, ‘I’m going to take care of the football, I’m not going to force things.’

“But you get into a game, and especially early on when we have a play called that we wanted to take a shot on all week, I take the shot and the defense made a better play than we did.”

Trubisky has passed for 802 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions in five games (four starts) this season. He suffered a shoulder injury earlier this season.

Foles has thrown for 1,852 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in eight games (seven starts). He suffered the hip injury near the end of a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.

The Bears have lost five straight games after a 5-1 start.

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