Small hands, skinny knees, small body frame, a bad pro day. None of those things would stop Teddy Bridgewater from having a remarkable game on Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings in his first start against the Atlanta Falcons. After all of the criticism that Teddy took in the off-season about those goofy things that I mentioned, I think Louisville fans were waiting for him to get his chance and prove the doubters wrong. We knew how good he would be, and he was just that.
So with the high powered offense of the Falcons coming to town, and Teddy not having Adrian Peterson or tight end Kyle Rudolph as safety nets, how would Bridgewater keep up and give the Vikings a chance to win? Just by throwing for 317 yards on 19/30 passing and not turning the ball over. He also ran 5 times for 27 yards and had a rushing touchdown and led the Vikings to a 41-28 win.
In the first 3 games of the season, the Vikings were averaging 273 total yards of offense. On Sunday, they had 558 yards.
Late in the game, Teddy injured his ankle and had to be carted off the field. X-rays were negative but he was thought to have sprained his ankle. He is supposed to have an MRI today (Monday). Unfortunately, the Vikings are on a VERY short week, as they play this Thursday at Green Bay.