CHICAGO — Harrison Smith intercepted Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with 2:04 remaining, and Kai Forbath nailed a 26-yard margin idea with 12 seconds remaining to lift Minnesota past Chicago 20-17 during Soldier Field on Monday.
The purchase interception was Smith’s fourth opposite a Bears and 14th all time. It was his third during Soldier Field.
Minnesota was means to run off many of a time with a six-play, 20-yard expostulate that finished with Forbath’s second brief margin idea of a night that featured small offense in a initial half and got a small wacky.
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to a lineup, and Trubisky done his regular-season debut.
But a initial dual touchdown passes of a night were thrown by Vikings backup Case Keenum and Bears punter Pat O’Donnell.
Keenum relieved Bradford late in a second entertain and finished 17-of-21 flitting for 140 yards that enclosed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph.
Jerick McKinnon. The run was a longest of a deteriorate for a Vikings, who were personification their initial diversion of 2017 though Dalvin Cook.
McKinnon and Latavius Murray rubbed a brunt of a rushing conflict in place of Cook, who suffered a ripped ACL final week opposite Detroit.
McKinnon finished with 16 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown and total 6 receptions for 51 receiving yards.
Andrew Sendejo got a palm on a ball, though a deflection gently fluttered into Miller’s paws.
Miller also had a palm in Chicago’s restraining two-point conversion. He took a handoff on a retreat and afterwards pitched it to Trubisky on an option.
Trubisky finished 12-of-25 flitting for 128 yards with one touchdown, a pivotal interception and a passer rating of 60.1.
Minnesota trailed 2-0 for most of a second entertain until a 26-yard margin idea by Kai Forbath with 1:02 left in a initial half.
The measure was set adult by a defense. Everson Griffen sacked Trubisky and forced a fail that was recovered by Linval Joseph with 2:28 remaining in a initial half.
It was Griffen’s sixth pouch in 5 games this deteriorate and a 54th of his career. It also was a sixth forced fail of his career. Joseph’s fail liberation was his fourth in 8 NFL seasons and his initial with a Vikings.
Bradford returned to a lineup for a initial time given Week 1.
He was 1-of-5 flitting in a initial entertain for minus-5 yards.
Keenum relieved Bradford with 25 seconds remaining in a initial half. He finished all 3 pass attempts for 21 yards in a initial half.
Bradford finished 5-of-11 flitting with 36 yards. He also was sacked 4 times for total waste of 35 yards, including a reserve by Leonard Floyd that put a Bears adult 2-0 with 1:31 left in a initial quarter.