Wright was able to convert a third-and-18 in the fourth quarter by hauling in a 28-yard reception that was upheld upon review, and he extended the drive with another third-down conversion to put the team in a first-and-goal scenario. The Vikings took a six-point lead later in the drive on a field goal, and the inability to reach the end zone on the drive came back to haunt them when the Bills took a lead with one second left on the clock. Wright has 22 receptions for 273 yards going into Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Buccaneeers.
The group will take on the Bills Week 7.
The results weren't there despite eight targets. Wright hauled in three passes for just 27 yards during the contest. Wright was coming off a huge breakout game, in which he had eight receptions for 132 yards. While the overall numbers were down Week 5, Wright did at least receive attention from his quarterback.
Wright will look for more Week 6 against the Lions.
Though Bridgewater threw the ball well in his first start, it was little-used third receiver
We really need to see more from Bridgewater before we can determine how he and the coaching staff wants to use his receivers. With nothing in the way of must-start players among this trio, you probably want to avoid using them in Week 5.
"Teddy knew where to put the ball to me on a couple throws," Wright said. "I kind of knew where to expect the ball. Our reps paid off. A lot of trust."
Indeed, it wasn't just a big play or two that set Wright apart (though he had his share of those, including a 52-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter). Wright also led the Vikings in targets (10) and receptions (eight).
There may be something to this chemistry thing. Wright looked quick and deserving of a bigger role, especially since Cordarrelle Patterson hasn't lived up to the billing. Between him and Greg Jennings, the Vikings may have more mouths than they can realistically feed, but certainly in deeper leagues, Wright deserves a look off the waiver wire.
|8||10/26/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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