Jordan Howard loses touchdown run, Chicago loses NFL's Monday night game

Bears fans would relive it forever.

Now the score is 17-17, after two wonderful and highlight-worthy plays, after Chicago had also scored on a fake punt and a safety and a bounced ball catch.

Chicago is 1-3 with the lone win coming against Pittsburgh in an overtime game in Week 3.

This year's Chicago Bears would not be what most would consider a team with a revolutionary offense. But a holding penalty on Markus Wheaton negated the score and two more penalties on the drive forced a punt.

Even with running back Dalvin Cook out for the year with a torn ACL, the Vikings showed they have breakaway speed in the backfield.

Here are some highlights from the game. Typically, Bradford makes that throw in his sleep. "I just thought it was best for him that we got him out of there".

On the first touchdown pass of his career, Trubisky used play-action to the left to create space, and then, rolled out to the right of the formation.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY leads the NFL with 1,399 passing yards, ties for the league lead with 10 touchdown passes and ranks second with a 116.6 passer rating this season. The Vikes have the worst luck of any team and it's not even close and I resent those that think that "every team deals with X", about once a month when something terrible happens to the Purple and Gold. I suppose it wasn't really a big deal at the time, but still...odd decision.

We should expect a close game between a strong defensive team in Minnesota and a hungry and healthy Chicago team led by rookie hopeful, Mike Trubisky.

"I've tried to prepare like I've been the starter", Keenum said. Tight end Zach Miller called him a "baller". He gained just 2.6 yards per carry when slamming the ball up the middle. But as fate would have it...

"Duck, duck, goose was planned in the huddle right before we went out", Rudolph said. Happy First Touchdown, kid.

Red Sox infielder carried off the field by manager John Farrell
The Red Sox starting pitching is much better and their lineup is much more playoff tested, so I'm going with the upset here. Boston's ace had an incredible season, but his playoff inexperience was obvious Thursday afternoon in Houston .

Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw an interception - the fourth recorded by Harrison Smith against the Bears - on the following play, and the Vikings were able to burn 2:08 of the final 2:20.

I have literally never seen anything remotely like that.

On the Bears' second drive, there was confusion on a fourth-and-2 play from the Minnesota 38-yard line.

Boy, have we all been waiting for this one for a while.

"I think our guys feel it".

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

And the rookie safety Jackson?

"It's real tough for a quarterback to come into that situation and do what he did", Minnesota running back Jerick McKinnon said.

All season, he's flashed improved ability to tackle physically, flying to the ball and finishing aggressively. In fact, it was one of the best two-point plays in history.

Minnesota made it 17-9 on a 58-yard touchdown run by McKinnon late in the third quarter.


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