Minnesota lost two of the three games the veteran signal-caller missed. "I saw him coming and he cut somebody".
Added Trubisky: "Hopefully, the way I work and the way I carry myself lifts others up, because that's what I'm trying to do". Hear me out if you're a glass half full/"We still have the best WR's in the league and the defense has played well!" type person. I was just trying to do too much outside of what I need to do. We'll take every day, day by day and see how it goes.
It's important to get rid of the ball quickly when you're backed up. It's the latest piece of a Minnesota QB puzzle including no passers now under contract beyond this season.
Meanwhile, Keenum re-emerged as the sharper image of his Week 3 self, when he threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns to torch Tampa Bay. Quarterback Case Keenum filled in against the Steelers, Buccaneers, and the Lions while Bradford was recovering. So tough as it was to walk in with a loss in his first outing, he knew it came with the territory. "Everybody believes in him, and he showed why".
The interception spoiled Mitchell Trubisky's - he completed 12 of 25 for 128 yards.
From there, it was McKinnon who took over. His injury could be season-ending. Murray, who rushed seven times for 21 yards after the rookie departed, admitted this week that his ankle is not 100 percent following offseason surgery. McKinnon had a 58-yard TD run around the right side in the third quarter for a 17-9 lead.
"Be able to see the defense the same way and make the calls the same way". No, he didn't make the play when he counted. Make plays for the quarterback. Pretty sharp for a player making only his 14th start in a football game since his senior year of high school in 2012. As running backs, we did that today. He said it was important that the Vikings had 159 yards rushing. He opened the second half with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph.
The final game-changing play came courtesy of Smith. The interception gave Minnesota possession at the Chicago 28-yard line and led to the game-winning kick from Forbath in the closing seconds.
On third and long in the first quarter, Bradford dropped back into his end zone with great protection and waited for a sundial to tell him to unload.
"The first half, the running game was OK, but it wasn't really moving", Zimmer said.
"We wouldn't have put (Bradford) on the field if he wasn't healthy enough to play", Zimmer said. "He was very confident about it. They feel his presence", Fox said. Medical people felt good about it.