When the Bears needed a two-point conversion, that dug deep in the playbook for some trickery.
The Bears struggled to move the ball against a stout Vikings defense in Mitchell Trubisky’s NFL debut, posting just two points at halftime. But Trubisky persevered through bad penalties and the Bears kept the game close via a fake punt.
Trubisky’s first NFL touchdown pass came with just over 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, off a tipped pass that was snagged in the end zone by Zach Miller.
Here it is again:
Masterful. It takes some solid blocking, but the Bears have just enough time to pull a double-reverse in their backfield. After Jordan Howard slipped the reverse back to Miller, he pulled off a last-second option pitch to Trubisky for the conversion.
Beautiful play calling. Props to Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. The Bears have had to work with a wide receiver deficit this season, and Loggains is getting creative to get the job done. Tarik Cohen has lined up all over the field, and Mitchell Trubisky has been on the move often in his debut. The Bears have shown solid balance against a tough Vikings defense, and should be a much tougher out than they were with Glennon under center.