Teddy Bridgewater Plays Well In Viking Loss To Miami


The Minnesota Vikings fell to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continued to show that he could very well be the quarterback that fans have been waiting for.

Bridgewater has been on quite a roll lately.  Over the course of Minnesota’s last 4 games, Teddy has completed 73% of his throws, gained 1,021 yards through the passing game and scored seven touchdowns.  His game against Miami showed a quarterback that is succeeding despite struggles from Minnesota’s offensive line and run game.

Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks (94) chases Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) in the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Miami defeated the Vikings 37-35. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

His one interception against Miami came on a play where Matt Asiata had the ball knocked from his hands and it landed into the arms of a waiting defender.  Otherwise, Bridgewater played a very clean game, completing 19 of his 26 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns.  It’s the kind of performance that you want to see from a rookie quarterback.

Even Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had praise for his young quarterback in the postgame presser on Vikings.com:

"“I thought he played well. One interception was bad luck. Rest of the time, thought he did a good job scrambling the pocket. He made some great throws, played with composure and continued to do all those things.”"

In fact, Bridgewater himself seemed pretty pleased with the work that he had done according to an article on 1500 ESPN‘s website:

"“Played pretty good, for the most part,” Bridgewater said. “We have to play a full game. On offense, we did a great job. High intensity.”"

While the Vikings are eliminated from any kind of playoff idea at this point, the Vikings still want to do more than just show improvement and get moral victories.

"“I thought Teddy played well,” Zimmer said. “But no, I’m not pleased. We didn’t win the game.”"

Luckily for coach Zimmer, he just might have some pieces together to have a team that could get quite a few wins next season.  The Vikings are brimming with young potential, and hopefully they can all continue to progress and develop into a winning unit in the future.

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