Mike Zimmer anticipates Sam Bradford starting Monday night

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The Bears will have a new quarterback starting on Monday night and the Vikings expect to have their original one back in the lineup.

In a production meeting ahead of Monday night’s game, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN that he anticipates Sam Bradford will start at quarterback against Chicago. Bradford has missed the last three games with a bone bruise in his knee, but practiced every day this week before being listed as questionable on Saturday’s injury report.

Bradford had a good game in a season-opening win against the Saints, completing 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Case Keenum has steered the Vikings to a 1-2 record during his absence.

The Bears will be starting rookie Mitch Trubisky for the first time after benching Mike Glennon in the wake of a Week Four loss to the Packers.

21 responses to “Mike Zimmer anticipates Sam Bradford starting Monday night

  1. The Vikings O Line isn’t going to allow the pressure they did last year plus Minnesota has a better RB than they did last year (even without Cook) McKinnon is the fastest man on the team but he just isn’t a natural Running back. Spielman needs to stop Drafting players only because of speed, and start drafting Offensive Lineman BECAUSE of their speed

  2. The bears v. the vikings……. I can’t even think about capitalizing either teams name because they don’t deserve it. Well maybe the bears do but I hate them more than colonoscopy drugs and the vikings don’t even deserve a second thought. They haven’t accomplished anything in 57 years.

  3. Packer collapse starts next week, They have won a lot of games due to the poor play of the rest of the NFC North the past few years.
    But when they play good teams they always go home with their chins dragging the ground.
    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    That boy throws the prettiest 5 yard pass in the league.
    You better double check your stats, but that would involve reading…..forget it

  4. “McKinnon is the fastest man on the team ”

    I remember when he almost caught up to DE Julius Peppers a few years ago. If he had more than 40 yards to catch Peppers, who knows?

  5. All the pressure is on the Vikings, if they can’t keep pace and then lose to the Packers the following week, they will be 3 games behind after playing just 6 games. They usually bow out right around Halloween but they appear to be getting an early start this year.

  6. Good. He’s the best QB on the team and Minnesota is better with him. If Bradfprd is (re)injured (Vikings fans will hold their breath every time he’s hit) Keenum’s experience will be a huge bonus/help. Minnesota may not be lighting it up like Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, but remember last year’s glorious 5-0 start. That didn’t end well. The record is worse but the Vikings are a better team now…even with D. Cook out. GB doesn’t piss-n-moan about injuries. Suck it up.

  7. taintedsaints2009 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Packer fans take pleasure in Viking player injuries.
    No, Packer fans take pleasure in viking fans whining. You act as if minny is the only team to suffer injuries. Are you truly surprised that Sam Bradford is missing games with his injury history? Every Rams and Eagles fan can tell you not to expect Bradford to make it through the season without missing time. In his 7 seasons, he’s only played in all 16 games twice.

  8. Satanic Hell Creature says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm
    atthemurph says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:47 pm
    but I hate them more than colonoscopy drugs


    So, you prefer your colonoscopies drug free?


    It would beat having to cheer for the vikings for 57 years.

  9. I just hope Zim’s entire defense doesn’t quit on him again.

    That was one of the worst things that a team could ever do to a coach in the history of sports. And somehow they still pay him?

    Once you’ve lost them, they’re not coming back.

  10. Totally agree this is a must win with the Packers win yesterday. #12 man seriously…This Vikings defense SHOULD dominate Mr T tonight but as Ted Glover @dailynorseman put it and as every Viking fan knows; this has all the classic makings of another Vikings sack punch game.

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