Bears Run The Wildest, Most Creative 2-Point Conversion You’ll Ever See


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What to do when your rookie quarterback is making his NFL debut against one of the league’s fiercest defenses, particularly against the pass?

Get creative. Really, really creative.

That’s what the Chicago Bears did against the Minnesota Vikings in the first start in the career of Mitchell Trubisky.

At least, that’s what they did for one sweet, gorgeous two-point conversion, which featured two handoffs and one pitch back to the quarterback.

That’s a handoff to Jordan Howard, who hands it to tight end Zach Miller, who tosses to the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft for the easy two-pointer.

Basically everyone had the same reaction.

The Bears offense wasn’t alone in their creativity, though. After a Minnesota touchdown, Vikings players enjoyed the looser restrictions on touchdown celebrations by playing a game of duck, duck, goose.

On plays that weren’t two-point conversions, Trubisky didn’t fare nearly as well. He showed his ability to get out of the pocket and throw on the run, arguably his biggest strength heading into the draft.

But his eagerness to show off that ability got him into trouble in a tie game with two and a half minutes remaining. He threw a pick that virtually ended the contest, setting up a late Vikings field goal to put Minnesota up 20-17.

The rookie completed 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown, and that pick in the loss.

“That was basically me trying to do too much,” Trubisky said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “… I’m going to fix my mistakes.”