Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN that he "anticipates" Bradford will be ready to go for the Week 5 divisional matchup. Rookie Mitch Trubisky starts in place of Mike Glennon. The Minnesota defense held the Lions to 14 points, but it wasn't enough as the Vikings were held scoreless in the 2nd half, yielding three turnovers to the Detroit defense, crushing their chances to win.
The Minnesota Vikings take on the Chicago Bears on Monday night in Chicago, Illinois. First team to 14 could win this one. Plus, for the first time, I'm going to ask a few of our writers for their opinions, too. Will Trubisky's presence make a difference in Vikings vs Bears?
Bradford, who flew to Florida on September 22 to seek a second opinion from orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, was given last week off to rest and rehabilitate his injury.
In his absence, the team has turned to veteran Case Keenum as the starter.
If the Bears decide to play run prevention, which they most likely will not do with the season-ending injury of running back Dalvin Cook, then Keenum could have a big day.
Jordan Howard ran all over the Vikings last season.
If Bradford plays, expect him to play well. McKinnon will have 50 yards rushing also. He'll have plenty to handle in Joseph as the Vikings try to shut the Bears' running game down.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has missed three straight games after suffering a non-contact knee injury against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. It's a hard assignment against a Vikings defense that ranks 12th in total defense and first in third-down efficiency - but 20th in passing yards per attempt. But the Vikings will turn it around, and their offensive coordinator won't resign after this game.