3 and out: What we learned in Bears' loss to Vikings By KYLE NABORSOct. 9, 2017 THREE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED [H. Rick Bamman - email@example.com]THREE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED 1. It's merely a footnote in the grand scheme of things, but after five losing seasons in the last six, fans let out a big cheer when rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed his first NFL pass attempt Monday against the Vikings. Trubisky displayed all the traits that made him the second overall pick on the play, rolling right and showing a strong arm with a bullet to Kendall Wright to convert on third down. 2. The longest pass play of the Bears' season came from unlikely source in the third quarter. Trailing 10-2 and unable to get much going offensively, punter Pat O'Donnell found Benny Cunningham over the middle for a 38-yard touchdown. 3. The Bears' defense came up with a big stop in the closing minutes to give Trubisky an opportunity to win his first career start in front of the Soldier Field crowd. Trubisky, however, was picked off by Harrison Smith on the very next play while trying to connect with tight end Zach Miller. The turnover allowed the Vikings to run the clock down and kick the winning field goal with 12 seconds left. [H. Rick Bamman - firstname.lastname@example.org]THREE THINGS THAT DIDN'T 1. Offensive penalties. A holding call on guard Cody Whitehair wiped out a 26-yard gain on the Bears' opening drive that would have put them inside the Vikings' 10-yard line. Early in the second quarter, wide receiver Markus Wheaton was whistled for a hold that cost Howard a 42-yard touchdown. It was the first of three penalties on the drive. In both cases, the penalties derailed potential scoring drives and ended in punts. 2. Tarik Cohen's involvement. Are NFL defenses catching on to how the Bears' want to deploy their explosive rookie running back? Cohen was bottled up for the second week in a row. With teams paying extra attention to Cohen after his hot start, the 5-foot-6-inch tailback isn't getting up field quick enough, often failing to move north and south. 3. The offensive line. Left tackle Charles Leno, who signed a four-year extension during training camp, turned in his worst performance of the season against Vikings defensive end Everson Griffin. Three of the Bears' five offensive linemen were flagged for a penalty, including Cody Whitehair, who already has been penalized four times this season.