He showed flashes, but Mitchell Trubisky wasn't yet the answer Monday night

He showed flashes, but Mitchell Trubisky wasn't yet the answer Monday night

He showed flashes, but Mitchell Trubisky wasn't yet the answer Monday night

Trubisky, the No. draft 2 pick, has quickness to escape the pocket, can buy time to extend plays and can throw accurately while rolling out. He finished with just 36 yards on 5-of-11 passing, and he was lucky not to have at least two interceptions on plays the Bears couldn't convert.

Trubisky wowed a thunderous crowd at times with his quickness and arm strength, only to throw an interception that sent the Bears to a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum came off the bench to complete 17 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.

The Chicago Bears haven't gotten much in the way of competent quarterback play this season. He completed 12-of-25 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Trubisky wanted this win badly and couldn't get it done, for the Bears fans so eager to see their future at quarterback, for a coaching staff that suffered its 27th loss in the John Fox era and most importantly for the teammates whom he took the field with. It would have been nice to see him targeted in the one red-zone opportunity near the end of the half. "That's in me, and that's never going to stop". Trubisky spotted tight end Zach Miller in the end zone and fired a 20-yard pass that deflected off the outstretched hand of Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo and landed in Miller's hands.

The Bears' defense recorded a safety to open the scoring with 1:31 remaining in the first quarter. "What we need to do is be better collectively around him".

"Latavius had some good conversions, I had some good conversions..."

The game could have been not almost as close and a whole lot uglier had Trubisky not made a few key plays when things broke down.

Second: hot damn. That's just a special throw.

This year's Chicago Bears would not be what most would consider a team with a revolutionary offense.

A brace on Bradford's left knee was noticeable underneath his uniform. Thank goodness Miller was a former quarterback...

Keenum outpassed Bradford in the first drive of the second half, throwing for 68 of the Vikings' 75 yards on the series.

But in the end, it was the mistake of his predecessors that cost him a win in his opening game. "Those big blocks are how you get big plays like that".

Bradford said he expected to have to play through some discomfort, but it was evident that the pain in his left knee was holding him back.

Trubisky followed up the touchdown pass with a two-point conversion run that tied the game at 17-17 in the fourth quarter.

We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.

With 100 scrimmage yards at Houston on Sunday night, Hunt, who has at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first four games, would join ADRIAN PETERSON (2007) as the only rookies in National Football League history with at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his team's first five games of a season.

We'll take that over Mike Glennon.

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