Maybe the Bears' best quarterback is actually their punter

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YES THAT HAPPENED. We don't know what it was exactly, but it featured a handoff from Trubisky to Jordan Howard on what appeared to be a standard draw play. "Space that was wide open", Miller said.

Pretty incredible, right? Monday Night Football color commentator and offensive guru Jon Gruden even acknowledged how fantastic that play call was, stating "I need to put that in my offense". The crowd was electric.

"I'm just going to be aggressive", the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Floyd said. Bradford failed to make it through his first game back since suffering swelling and soreness in a surgically repaired left knee. "What we need to do is be better collectively around him".

Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's first National Football League start was that big, that emotional, that exciting, that wildly anticipated by Bears fans and teammates. The Bears started the season out with Mike Glennon, but the turnover-prone QB was ditched after a dismal start to the season.

Apparently the Bears' coaching staff was, too, because after just one month of football, they made the change. "There's no doubt in my mind". "I just thought it was best for him that we got him out of there. That's in me, and that's never going to stop".

Trubisky completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 60.1 passer rating. Though the numbers were far from spectacular, Trubisky provided some promising signs for a struggling franchise.

Added receiver Kendall Wright: "He carries himself as a leader".

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Nunez injured his knee on a slide in September and missed two weeks, before returning for one game and re-aggravating the injury . Roger Clemens finally has company in the club of Red Sox pitchers who allowed at least seven runs in their postseason debut.

The Vikings are now one game behind rival Green Bay in the division standings with the Packers coming to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Trubisky had a chance to go win the game, 90 yards from the end zone with 2:32 left in a tie game. Over the last two seasons they are 1-1 in Chicago, but since 2001 they have lost 13 of the 15 games played there. You just take it, especially when you make a play like that, the interception.

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was in the passing lane and tipped the ball with his right hand, but Bears tight end Zach Miller scooped up the deflection for the 20-yard touchdown reception.

Big defensive tackle Linval Joseph happily fell on the ball to give Minnesota its best field position of the night, in the red zone at Chicago's 13-yard line. He stripped Trubisky, leading to a field goal for Minnesota. Trubisky tried to hit Miller on the run along the right sideline.

Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith was lurking, baiting the rookie into throwing the pass.

Some might even go back to the last playoff game the team took part in back in January of 2011 when Soldier Field host the NFC Championship game.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum practiced with his teammates for most of the week without knowing what his role would be against the Chicago Bears. He threw in a sensational pass breakup in the fourth quarter, Superman-ing into the picture to knock a ball down. But he's about to get a lot busier.



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