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

GREEN BAY WI- SEPTEMBER 28 Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field

Bradford, however, re-aggravated the knee injury that's bothered him since he played a pristine game against the Saints to open 2017.

The play wasn't enough for Chicago as the Vikings won 20-17 at Soldier Field.

Bradford had only participated in a limited capacity heading into the Vikings' second straight NFC North matchup after missing two weeks of practice.

Free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III was among those calling for Sam Bradford to exit Monday night's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

"Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't", Trubisky said.

However, Jeff Rodgers saw something to exploit.

Chicago's longest pass of the game was a 38-yarder for a touchdown from punter Pat O'Donnell to running back Benny Cunningham in the third quarter. That shows just how desperately the Bears needed help at quarterback. "Know the situation, it's first down, throw that ball away and go play".

"He did a great job executing", McKinnon said. Miller pitched it to Trubisky and he walked into the end zone.

For the record, Smith said he was just playing his call and reading his keys. The veteran looked rusty from the get-go.

"I'm going to fix my mistakes", Trubisky vowed. "We had a big run that Jet was able to hit, a tempo type-of run". He came in there with the right mindset to get us going.

The thrilling play didn't exactly slow down the Vikings offense, however.

After the Bears scored on a fake punt, Jerick McKinnon put the Vikings up 17-9 with a 58-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

The Vikings are obviously a class above the Bears, but they have lost eight of their last 10 games in Chicago. Sure, Teddy's coming back soon, but they'll most likely rush him back as well and I've always been more of a Bradford fan so now I'm going to be doomed to articles/arguments about Teddy vs. Bradford while the team struggles to beat a "decimated" Bears team (per John Gruden on MNF), because they're decimated as well. That's when the second example of trickery took place.

"I feel like that's what a quarterback's supposed to do", Trubisky said. Then again, his tipped ball to Zach Miller that turned into a TD could have easily met the same result as when he targeted Miller and found Smith instead. The Bears tight end took a handoff from the running back and pitched it to Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky who ran it in for the two point conversion, tying the game at 17 in the 4th quarter.

"It was fun", he said.

When the Bears tossed aside the traditional book and chose to use some trickeration, the gambles paid off. "We played for a little while, and of course I picked one of the linemen as the goose".

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