Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Offensive Grades

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Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: B-

Look at that guys!

These guys CAN catch passes when they have a quarterback that can actually get them the football!

Kendall Wright established himself as a reliable intermediate target for Trubisky right out of the gate, working against Trae Waynes. Honestly, the Chicago Bears didn’t do a good enough job attacking that matchup, or Waynes, in general.

But I digress…

Also, the Bears seem interested in finding out what Tre McBride has, featuring him for over 40 snaps last night.

Though this play got waved off, this tells you that they might be onto something.

The little I’ve seen of him makes me think he’s definitely more useful right now than Tanner Gentry. Deal with that however you need to.

On the other hand, Markus Wheaton still hasn’t made a positive impact for the Chicago Bears, which continues to irk fans.

Now, to be fair, the play where Trubisky nearly got him decapitated by Andrew Sendejo is hard to put on Wheaton. But the sideline catch he had overturned, while difficult, is a play NFL receivers make.

Plus, Wheaton’s holding penalty—sure, it was borderline, but still called—wiped out a long Jordan Howard touchdown run.

But hey, he got his first catch out of the way!

Aside from Wright (four catches, 46 yards), Zach Miller had the best night of any Bears pass-catcher, catching three balls for 39 yards and a score. And he showed off some of his old quarterbacking skills from his young days in Nebraska on that two-point conversion.

Dion Sims, though, had a tough go of it, dropping a few throws from Trubisky. Put him in the column of guys who need to do more help the young guy.