Vikings' Sam Bradford: Throws for 247 yards, misfires on game-tying two-point conversion
Bradford completed 32 of 45 passes for 247 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 17-15 loss to the Cowboys. He also gained 10 yards on two rushes and fumbled once but recovered.
While the final stat line looks serviceable in both a real-world and fantasy football sense, it was notably helped by a two-minute drill that Bradford and the Vikings successfully ran to get within two points of the Cowboys with 25 seconds remaining. However, Bradford badly missed high on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt, and what looked like a missed call by the refs of a hit to his helmet as he let go of the ball sealed Minnesota's fate on the night. Despite his numbers being helped by the aforementioned final drive, the veteran quarterback's 5.49 YPA was actually his second-lowest figure in that category this season, and the Vikings will clearly need more from him down the stretch to keep their playoff hopes alive. He'll try to rebound in a Week 14 road tilt against the Jaguars.