Vikings list Bradford as questionable to play vs. Bears

Vikings list Bradford as questionable to play vs. Bears

Vikings list Bradford as questionable to play vs. Bears

Chicago has not made the playoffs since 2010 and has lost double-digit games the past three seasons. Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is slated to make his first career start.

Bradford, who is listed as questionable on the injury report, went 1-1 against Chicago last season. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 117.5 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 252 yards and four touchdowns. Rookie Jayron Kearse started in his place and took a bad angle and missed a tackle on a long run by Howard that set the tone early on.

The Vikings travel to Chicago coming off a 14-7 home loss to the Detroit Lions. Case Keenum is completing 61 percent of his passes for 755 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Minnesota's wide receiver duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs lead the National Football League in 20-yard receptions in 2017 and rank at the top among former Vikings greats through the first four weeks of the season.

Trubisky this week described preparing for Minnesota's double A-gap blitz look that usually features Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr.

Meanwhile, Bradford has confidence in how well the Vikings' offensive line has played in pass protection. They have 24 combined carries for 64 yards.

Veteran Latavius Murray will start at running back, but the Vikings also signed former Patriots running back Stevan Ridley on Thursday.

Both of Chicago's main running backs are healthy, and represent a big part of the Bears offense.

"And Cohen, he's a scat back guy".

"If he's ready to play, he'll play", Zimmer said, per the Star Tribune.

What is the Vikings vs. Bears line?

Keenum's three games in place of Bradford have been a mixed bag. "We've just got to get back out there and get going". This is a tough divisional stretch for Minnesota, so having its starting quarterback would be huge. Neither is losing at Soldier Field.

Being favored at Soldier Field is nothing new for the Vikings. The Vikings have allowed 11 conversions on 43 attempts (25.6 percent). Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 19 points and 318 yards per game.

Related news