In the third quarter, the Bears got a big special teams play on a Patrick O’Donnell to Benny Cunningham 38-yard touchdown pass off a fake punt and a second touchdown on a long drive featuring Howard.
The Bears dominated play in the first half, a 3-2 yawner in which they couldn’t outscore the Chicago Cubs' nine innings of work earlier in the day due to a heroic effort from their defense which dominated in spite of playing without Jerrell Freeman, Danny Trevathan, Nick Kwiatkoski and Willie Young.
Akiem Hicks and No. 4 inside linebacker Christian Jones were particularly heroic, and John Timu did a nice job calling the signals and getting the defense in position until he went down with an ugly looking leg injury in the second half, and from that point on the Vikings began to run the ball at will.
In the end Trubisky’s lone interception set up the Vikings winning score but that shouldn’t be the story of this game.
Trubisky may very well be the Bears franchise quarterback of the future, but there is no way he can be expected to go out right now and win an NFL game practically all by himself.