The fifth week of the NFL season comes to a close Monday night as the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. ESPN has the game at 5:30 p.m. PT, with Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden in the booth, and Lisa Salters on the sideline.
The Vikings welcome back quarterback Sam Bradford after a knee injury sidelined him the past three weeks. Case Keenum was adequate in his place, but they sit at 2-2 and welcome back Bradford. He doesn’t have a huge arm, but he is effective, and will be a boost for the Vikings passing game. This game also marks Latavius Murray’s first start in place of Dalvin Cook, who tore his ACL last week.
The big news for the Bears is the decision to replace Mike Glennon with rookie Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears are in a rebuilding process, but it’s safe to say fans are excited to see Trubisky get his shot. I picked the Vikings at -3 in this game, but it’s intriguing with the hook and Trubisky potentially doing some things. He will have his ups and downs, but it will be interesting to see if he provides a spark.
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Game time: 5:30 PM PT
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
Live stream: Watch ESPN, Replay on NFL Game Pass
Odds: Vikings -3.5, 40.5