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Bears replace QB Mitch Trubisky with Nick Foles

Mitch Trubisky was 13-for-22 for 128 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. He had a 71.8 passer rating.

New York Giants v Chicago Bears
Nick Foles warms up before the Giants game.
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ATLANTA — After Mitch Trubisky’s third-quarter interception Sunday, Matt Nagy had enough.

The Bears coach switched to veteran Nick Foles after Trubisky threw an interception into a zone defense, short of the sticks, on third down. After Blidi Wreh-Wilson returned the ball 23 yards, the Falcons kicked a field goal to go ahead by 16 points.

That was enough for Nagy to switch to Foles, for whom the Bears traded a fourth-round pick this offseason. Trubisky was 13-for-22 for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He has a passer rating of 71.8.

Trubisky was inconsistent in his first two games of the season, leading the Bears to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter against the Lions and looking strong in the first half in Week 2 against the Giants. He struggled otherwise, though, including in the first half against the Falcons. He overthrew Anthony Miller on a deep ball late in the first half that would have been a touchdown.

Foles was solid in his first drive, which ended when he threw a deep pass to Allen Robinson down the right sideline. Robinson wrestled with Darqueze Denard for the ball as he landed in the end zone, and the cornerback had the football in his hands when he stood up.

The play was called a touchdown on the field, but it was reviewed and overturned. Referee Jerome Boger ruled Robinson did not control the football throughout the catch. Denard was given an interception, and the Falcons took over at the 20.