Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Second Quarter Open Thread

To get things
started in their Monday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears, the
Minnesota Vikings won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half https://www.vikingsedgeshop.com/Justin_Jefferson_Jersey-269,
giving the home team the football first. The kickoff from Kai Forbath went into
the end zone for a touchback, and rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky led his
team onto the field for his first NFL start.Trubisky completed his first NFL
pass, a 12-yarder to Kendall Wright, to give the Bears their initial first down
of the evening. A second quick pass to Wright resulted in a juggling catch and a
first down into Minnesota territory just over the midfield stripe https://www.vikingsedgeshop.com/Anthony_Harris_Jersey-63,
and Viking killer Jordan Howard then carried for another first down to the
Vikings’ 35-yard line. Trubisky appeared to have a long gain for the Bears
inside the 10, but a holding penalty on Tom Johnson negated the penalty and the
Bears could not convert. Pat O’Donnell came in to punt the ball away, and Marcus
Sherels watched the punt go out of bounds at the Minnesota 12-yard line.Sam
Bradford led the Vikings’ offense onto the field for the first time since Week 1
for Minnesota’s first possession. Latavius Murray had a nice run on the drive,
picking up eight yards on his first carry. Unfortunately, that was sandwiched
between two incompletions from Bradford, meaning a three-and-out for the
Vikings. Ryan Quigley came in to punt it away, and Tarik Cohen brought the ball
into Minnesota territory at the 46-yard line.Minnesota forced a three-and-out on
the next series, but the Bears appeared poised to go for it on 4th-and-2 from
the Minnesota 38 https://www.vikingsedgeshop.com/Dalvin_Cook_Jersey-60.
However, the Bears wound up with a delay of game penalty despite burning a time
out, and were forced to punt it away. O’Donnell’s punt went out of bounds at the
16, which is where Minnesota picked up for their second possession with seven
minutes left in the quarter.Unfortunately, Minnesota’s second possession didn’t
go any better than the first, as they once again went three-and-out. Ryan
Quigley came into the game to punt it away again, and Tarik Cohen called for a
fair catch at the Chicago 36-yard line https://www.vikingsedgeshop.com/Justin_Jefferson_Jersey-269.Two
plays into the Bears’ drive, they put themselves into Minnesota territory on a
pass from Trubisky to Tre McBride to the Minnesota 41. After that, however, the
Bears were forced to punt once again. O’Donnell’s punt went into the end zone
for a touchback, but a penalty on the Vikings forced them to start their drive
at the 10-yard line.Minnesota’s next drive was a complete disaster, as the Bears
dropped Adam Thielen for a loss of 5 on the first play, and on third down Sam
Bradford got crushed by linebacker Leonard Floyd for a safety for the Bears.
That gave the Bears a 2-0 lead with just under two minutes remaining in the
quarter.After taking over at their own 43 following a free kick, the Bears moved
into Minnesota territory on a pass from Trubisky to Zach Miller, but that was
followed by a loss of 2 by Jordan Howard. As we move to the second quarter, the
Bears are looking at a 3rd-and-3 from midfield.One quarter of play in the books,
and the Chicago Bears lead the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 2-0. Can the
Vikings’ offense actually get themselves together at some point?
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