Bears Lose In Trubisky's Debut

Mitch Trubisky's first game as the Bears' starting quarterback goes down as a defeat. The Bears lost to the Vikings  20-17 Monday night.

Trubisky showed flashes of his arm strength and athleticism, but his final numbers were not impressive. He completed only 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown on a tipped ball.

Trubisky was also intercepted once and he fumbled once on a strip sack.

 Trubisky's touchdown pass went to tight end Zach Miller early in the fourth quarter.  The Bears other touchdown pass was thrown by Patrick O'Donnell to Benny Cunningham on a fake punt with 5:33 to play in the third quarter. The Bears trailed 10-9 at that point.

Trubisky's pass to Miller tied the game at 17 with 12:24 to play, but Trubisky was picked off late in the game by Harrison Smith setting up Kai Borbath's game-winning 26 yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining.

Sam Bradford started at quarterback for the Vikings. He completed only 5 of 11 passes for 36 yards. He was clearly limited by his hip injury. He was sacked four times twice by Akiem Hicks and twice by Leonard Floyd. One of Floyd's sacks late in the first quarter led to a safety.

Case Keenum took over for Bradford and he led the Vikings on three second-half scoring drives. Keenum completed 17 of 21 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown.

The Bears drop to 1-4 with the loss.


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