Mitchell Trubisky makes National Football League debut on MNF

Posted October 10, 2017

REMARKABLE ROOKIE: Kansas City rookie running back KAREEM HUNT had 121 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 20 receiving) in the Chiefs' 29-20 win over Washington on Monday Night Football last week.

He already knows what went wrong on that decisive interception, which landed in the arms of Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Amusing that it comes when the team is 1-3 and comes home after a 21-point loss on the road. It's amusing how a 12-for-25, 128-yard passing line from Trubisky can feel a lot more promising than similar stats from Glennon. The rookie quarterback also rushed for 22 yards on three carries. Head coach John Fox isn't exactly known for taking chances, but at least for one night, he shed that reputation. "I'm going to fix my mistakes".

"I see him throw it wherever he wants to throw it", Wright said. "But he will do nothing but get better".

However, the Bears fell short against the Vikings, 20-17. Trubisky went 3-for-4 for 30 yards on his first drive.

"I thought about it", Zimmer said. "We had plenty of opportunities to win that game before those last minutes". That led to the decisive 26-yard field goal by Vikings kicker Kai Forbath with 16 seconds remaining.

Bears fans were thrilled to see Trubisky under center and not Mike Glennon, but the North Carolina product remains a project. 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'm excited for his future". With Bradford standing like a statue, the Vikings offense lacked energy and didn't move either.

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Mitchell Trubisky makes National Football League debut on MNF

On the first sack, which resulted in a safety for Chicago, the Vikings were backed up at their own 5-yard line after being slapped with a holding penalty on a punt return.

It looked as if Trubisky would lead the first touchdown drive of his career when on the second play of the second quarter Jordan Howard broke a 42-yard run down the sidelines for the touchdown.

While much of the attention entering the game focused on Trubisky making his National Football League debut as a starter, Case Keenum stole the show by going 17-of-21 for 140 yards and a touchdown. Trailing 10-2 and unable to get much going offensively, punter Pat O'Donnell found Benny Cunningham over the middle for a 38-yard touchdown.

The play was pretty awesome, but in the end it wasn't enough for the Bears to hold on and knock off the Vikings. "He was patient. Throughout the week, we talked, missed it a couple times, did some extra reps yesterday". Then whatever happens, happens. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains wasn't afraid to roll Trubisky out and let him throw on the run.

While discussing the rookie's first touchdown pass, which was tipped to the tight end, Miller gave a glimpse of the what might make Trubisky a special talent. Miller pitched it to Trubisky and he walked into the end zone. It was a trick play the Bears first showed during training camp in Bourbonnais.