Trubisky attempts to bounce back

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Mitchell Trubisky has been down this road before after a rough game as Chicago Bears quarterback.

A poor night against the Green Bay Packers in Thursday's season opener made for a difficult start to Trubisky's season in a 10-3 loss, and against Denver he'll seek to immediately rebound Sunday - as he's done often in the past.

"It was a long, weird weekend with playing on Thursday and just sitting on that (loss) for a couple days," Trubisky said. "You think about it a lot, and see what went wrong.

"But we're positive around here. It's a positive culture. We're on to the next play, we're on to the next game. All the mistakes we made? They're all fixable."

Trubisky completed 26 of 45 for 228 yards, with a crucial interception in the end zone to seal the loss. The Bears reached the red zone only twice, once on a field goal early and then on the drive ending with the interception.

The Bears were inches from breaking several big plays early and making it a different game, Trubisky found after watching film.

"Sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce your way but you've just got to bounce back, and that's what we're trying to do with that week," Trubisky said. "And we're trying to get those inches to go our way to make sure that we're doing our jobs and we're going out there and having fun."

Trubisky had a 62.1 passer rating against the Packers. Nine times Trubisky has followed a passer rating of 77.2 or worse with a rating in the 80s or higher the next week. The Bears went 8-1 in those nine games.

The only times Trubisky hasn't quickly recovered from a poor effort came twice when he didn't play the next week.

"We're still positive about it," Trubisky said. "We're still confident in what we can be as an offense, and we just gotta go out there and play that way this week."

Bears coach Matt Nagy isn't calling it a Mitchell Trubisky problem as much as a Bears offensive problem overall.

"I know that this is a team sport, it's not golf, it's not wrestling," Nagy said. "This is a team sport. It takes 11 players on that field to go out there and play well."

To Trubisky, problems with Chicago's offense last week stemmed more from preparation than something on the field.

"It's kind of hard to see on tape," Trubisky said. "I think it's like the in-between stuff, the overall focus, studying and being in our (play) books maybe too much at times; and everybody not being on the same page.

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