What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Minnesota Vikings

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What we learned from the Chicago Bears 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Chicago Bears lost a close one to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 20-17. But the atmosphere at Soldier Field was absolutely electric, which is something I haven’t seen since 2013.

The reason why? The debut of Mitch Trubisky.

In the first quarter, neither offense was able to muster any points. The only score happened when Leonard Floyd sacked Sam Bradford in the end zone for a safety.

In the second quarter, left tackle Charles Leno did not touch Vikings’ defensive end Everson Griffen, who strip-sacked Trubisky at the Chicago Bears 13-yard line. The Chicago Bears defense was able to make a stand and hold the Vikings to a field goal. That made it 3-2 Vikings heading into halftime.

Quarterback Case Keenum started the second half for the Vikings, and it really changed the tide of the entire game. Keenum started the third quarter off with a bang, finding Kyle Rudolph for a 13-yard touchdown catch. Chicago Bears’ punter Pat O’Donnell threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Benny Cunningham, on a fake punt to make it 10-9. The Vikings responded with a 58-yard touchdown run by Jerick McKinnon to make it 17-9.

In the fourth quarter, Trubisky threw the first touchdown of his young career, a 20-yard pass to Zach Miller. Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains drew up an amazing two-point conversion, which made it 17-17.

With a few minutes left, the Chicago Bears’ defense was able to force the Vikings to punt. Unfortunately, Trubisky threw an interception, which set up the game-winning field goal by the Vikings to make it 20-17.