Sam Bradford, knee prop conspicuous underneath his uniform, pulled from Monday’s diversion vs. Bears

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CHICAGO — Vikings QB Sam Bradford‘s lapse after blank 3 true games finished with 25 seconds remaining in a initial half of Monday night’s diversion opposite a Chicago Bears.

Up 3-2 on a Bears, a Vikings called on backup Case Keenum to tighten out a half after pulling Bradford, who was 5-of-11 flitting for 36 yards, an normal of 3.3 yards per pass.

A prop on Bradford’s left knee was conspicuous underneath his uniform. Bradford was sacked 4 times for a detriment of 35 yards, and it wasn’t all due to a vigour exerted by Chicago’s defense.

On a initial sack, that resulted in a reserve for Chicago, a Vikings were corroborated adult during their possess 5-yard line after being slapped with descent holding on a punt return. Bradford cautiously changed around in a slot on dropping behind and waited too prolonged to make a chuck before Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd came around a quarterback’s right side and pulled him down in a finish zone.

The Bears’ second sack, by defensive finish Akiem Hicks, occurred when Hicks done hit around Bradford’s waist though did not hit him to a ground. Instead, Bradford seemed to spin and remove his footing, so descending forward.

On a fourth sack, Bradford bumped into Vikings core Pat Elflein and fell backward. Bradford walked off a margin noticeably limping and was pulled for a Vikings’ final expostulate of a half.

Bradford overthrew his receivers on his initial 3 throws and didn’t try many low shots downfield. He was 0-of-2 on passes thrown 15 or some-more yards, according to ESPN Stats Information. In his usually other diversion this season, Bradford was 8-of-9 flitting for 219 yards and a touchdown on such throws.

His miss of mobility was conspicuous to those examination a diversion on television. Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted his possess concern.

Minnesota activated usually dual quarterbacks for a diversion opposite a Bears. Third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter was one of 7 inactives.


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