Minnesota Vikings anticipate Sam Bradford to play on Monday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Sam Bradford (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Sam Bradford (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Vikings are heading into Chicago to take on the Bears and it appears that Sam Bradford might be back under center for the purple.

The Minnesota Vikings are possibly a little cursed at Soldier Field in Chicago. The purple never seem to have any good luck, or really many good games, in the Windy City. The luck might be turning for the Vikings as Sam Bradford might be making his return to the playing field.

Reportedly, in a production meeting with ESPN, ahead of Monday Night Football, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that he ‘anticipates’ that Sam Bradford will be on the field.

The return of Bradford would be absolutely huge for the Vikings. Bradford has missed the last three games after turning in, probably, the best performance of his career in the season opener.

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While the Vikings have stayed afloat during the Case Keenum games, it’d be huge for the Vikings to get back their star quarterback. This is especially true now that Vikings stud rookie running back Dalvin Cook is out for the rest of the season.

Bradford isn’t the only quarterback storyline going into the Monday Night Game. The Bears will be starting rookie Mitch Trubisky in his NFL regular season debut. That might add up well for the stout Vikings defensive attack.

Either way, this will be an important game for the Vikings to get solidly back on track. The Green Bay Packers winning on Sunday will surely push the Vikings towards wanting victory a little more and trying to keep in reach of the division crown as the season progresses on into October and beyond.

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The Monday night fight on the shores of Lake Michigan can be seen all around the nation on ESPN and can also be seen locally in Minnesota on local CBS affiliate WCCO channel 4.