Bears happy with 'baller' Mitchell Trubisky despite loss


Trubisky's top highlight was running in a two-point conversion on a trick play.

With a catch at Philadelphia on Sunday, Fitzgerald, who has a reception in 199 consecutive games, would join Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (274) and TONY GONZALEZ (211) as the only players in NFL history with at least one catch in 200 consecutive games.

Everson Griffen contributed a strip-sack against Trubisky that led to a field goal, and Minnesota beat Chicago on the road for just the third time in 17 games.

Bradford returned as the Vikings' starting quarterback in a 20-17 victory against the Chicago Bears after missing three games because of a flare-up in his surgically repaired left knee. He replaced veteran Sam Bradford, who was sacked four times and aggravated his injured knee during the first half. And Minnesota had 33 yards rushing in the first half while taking a 3-2 lead. "And so we're going to have to continue to look for more ways to implement some big plays in the offense probably". He was pressured, forced out of the pocket and then threw it right at tight end Zach Miller.

With just 2:32 remaining on the clock, in a tie game and backed up inside his own 10-yard line, Mitchell Trubisky threw the game away.

Sometime after midnight Monday night, Mitch Trubisky watched the tape of his National Football League debut for the Chicago Bears. For a first game, I go back to watching guys like (Joe) Montana in their first game, so I've seen a few of them.

Just remember Chicago Bears fans: this was just the first step in what hopefully will be a long run for Trubisky and this team. I'm going to watch this film and be critical of myself. "We had plenty of chances in that game to win it early on".

It's fair to say the first quarter of the season didn't produce quite the results from Floyd the Bears were looking for but coordinator Vic Fangio has used him in coverage in part because the other outside linebackers are bad matchups for the defense when asked to drop into a zone.

"Latavius had some good conversions, I had some good conversions... Just trusted him to make the right throw".

After back-to-back losses in prime time, the Bears return to a noon kickoff Sunday against the Ravens in Baltimore. "And for me I'd like to get back and break that up for him", Miller said after the 20-17 loss. So, and I said this in my live chat...

The longest pass play of the Bears' season came from unlikely source in the third quarter. "He extended plays for us, made plays downfield, made plays with his legs".

"I'm kind of mad about [the drive that ended with a punt] because we didn't score", Keenum said.

After trying to establish the run on the first drive of the game, the Bears trusted Trubisky to make plays down the field, and he responded with passes of 12 and 13 yards before a holding penalty negated a 26-yard gain and stalled the possession. "We played for a little while, and of course I picked one of the linemen as the goose".