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Sam Bradford to start for Minnesota Vikings on Monday night

Sam Bradford to start for Minnesota Vikings on Monday night Sam Bradford to start for Minnesota Vikings on Monday night
Melissa Porter | 09 October, 2017, 06:33

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN that he "anticipates" Bradford will be ready to go for the Week 5 divisional matchup.

Chicago Bears fans will get their first taste of what Mitchell Trubisky can do when he makes his regular season debut on Monday night, but there will be at least one more reason to tune into the game.

Otherwise, Case Keenum will start.

The Bears cornerback has been targeted frequently through Chicago's first four games, and either Keenum or Bradford could look to go after Fuller on Monday night with either Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen lined up across from the corner.

The Mike Glennon experiment - despite the $18.5 million guaranteed the Bears gave him to sign in the offseason - appears to be over after just four games, during which he turned the ball over eight times. Mitch Trubisky can escape from pressure and keep plays alive. McKinnon will have 50 yards rushing also. Join the With the First Pick team! 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.

Bradford injured his surgically-repaired left knee in a non-contact play against the Saints in week one.

Bradford arrived in Minnesota just prior to the start of last season, taking over the starting quarterback role for a team that was coming off the loss of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is still on the mend following a gruesome knee injury. He could prove to be a big problem for the Vikings linebackers in coverage. A win against the Vikings (2-2) will greatly help Chicago's chances for relevancy in the division.