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Bears OLB Leonard Floyd celebrates vs. the Vikings. (Getty)

Three-and-Out: Rookie OLB Leonard Floyd stands out — again

SHARE Three-and-Out: Rookie OLB Leonard Floyd stands out — again
SHARE Three-and-Out: Rookie OLB Leonard Floyd stands out — again

1. Floyd strikes again

The Vikings’ offensive line is banged-up and bad, but no one should be calling rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd a first-round bust these days.

Floyd showed up in a big way on Monday night. He sacked quarterback Sam Bradford on the Vikings’ second play in the second quarter.

Heading into the game, the question was how Floyd would follow up his breakout game in Week 7 against the Packers, when he had two sacks, a forced fumble and a touchdown.

Floyd’s stats weren’t as impressive, but he was a factor against the Vikings, who were double-teaming him by the fourth quarter. His speed is a problem for opposing linemen, and his development is evident.

2. Yo, Adrian!

Free safety Adrian Amos stood out for his wallop in key moments.

Late in the first quarter, Amos violently filled the hole to stuff running back Matt Asiata for a short gain on a third-and-2 run.

Amos struck again late in the second quarter on the goal line. On second-and-goal from the Bears’ 2, Asiata broke an initial tackle attempt, but Amos came in and brought him down for no gain.

On the following play, Bradford was sacked by defensive end Akiem Hicks for a 10-yard loss.

3. Fourth-down fun

Bradford’s best pass of the game came in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-6 play. He hit receiver Stefon Diggs over the middle for a 25-yard score.

But there’s a caveat.

The touchdown came against inexperienced cornerback De’Vante Bausby. Veteran Tracy Porter had been covering Diggs, but he left the game with an injury moments before the score.

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