Zimmer "anticipates" Bradford will start on MNF vs. Bears


Week 5 of the NFL season will conclude with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings battling it out on Monday Night Football at Soldier Field.

One of the coach's standard methods of deflecting questions from reporters about the status of injured players has been to say, "I don't have a crystal ball". Keenum can be hit-or-miss, it just depends on how the defense plays him. Glennon struggled mightily in the first four games of the season, turning the ball over eight times as the Bears stumbled out of the gates to a 1-3 record on the young season.

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On the other hand, though, if Chicago plays more of a zone coverage with the emphasis on Diggs then running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon will have to have big games. Their ground attack is ranked 12 in the NFL (117.5 yards per game), and Howard and Cohen will have a tough task ahead of them when trying to run between the teeth of Minnesota's run defense that is surrendering an average of 71.2 yards per game (third-best in the league), and has allowed only one rushing touchdown in 2017.

The good thing for the Vikings is that their strength is their defense. Running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen will have a rough day trying to maneuver around the strength and athleticism of the defensive line, and the quickness of the Vikings' linebackers.

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He completed 21 of his 30 passes for 300 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, including three in the first quarter. He finished with six catches for 51 yards but had only three catches for 27 yards in the first three quarters.

The Vikings faced two rookies last season: the Cowboys' Dak Prescott was 12-of-18 for 139 yards, one touchdown and on interceptions for a 108.3 rating in a 17-15 victory at U.S. Bank Stadium; the Eagles' Carson Wentz was 16-of-28 for 138 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for a 52.4 rating in a 21-10 victory at home.

But to beat the Vikings, the Bears must end their turnover problem. Trubisky adds to his touchdown throw with 270 yards passing. But in the end, the Vikings win.

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Bradford returning to action is great news for the Vikings, who now own a 2-2 overall record.