Sam Bradford returns from knee injury for Vikings


Sam Bradford is back.

After missing Minnesota's previous three games with a knee injury, the Vikings quarterback started Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

Listed as questionable coming into the NFC North tilt, Bradford was a legitimate "game-time decision," but he started Monday after taking most of the first-team reps in practice over the past week.

Bradford returns to a Vikings team that won just one of the three games he missed and lost its star rookie running back, Dalvin Cook, for the season. With Case Keenum under center, wideouts Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen developed into the two receiving duo in the league, but can Minnesota still flourish offensively with its run-pass balance out of wack?

It'll be up to Bradford to set the tone for the remainder of the season against a tricky Bears front seven.