Bridgewater didn't play particularly well in his first career road start, but he still had the Vikings in position to win the game before the Bills notched a go-ahead score with one second left on the clock. The rookie's touchdown came on a quick pass to Cordarelle Patterson on first and goal from the four-yard line, with the receiver doing the work to get into the end zone after catching the ball near the line of scrimmage. It was Bridgewater's first touchdown of the season, but his two picks also leaves him with five interceptions in 113 pass attempts. Bridgewater and the Vikings stay on the road to face the Buccaneers in Week 8.
"I believe, with all my heart, that Teddy Bridgewater is going to be the franchise quarterback here for a long, long time," Zimmer said, per ESPN. "I believe that the team believes that, too. Guys in the organization, the players, everybody believes this guy will be the future -- and a bright future for this organization. We have to make sure we continue to help him to be successful -- playing, coaching, whatever it is."
Bridgewater had a lot of trouble in the passing game. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 188 yards. Bridgewater could not manage a passing touchdown against Detroit, but did throw three interceptions. He also had three rushes for 11 yards.
Bridgewater didn't get much help from his offense. Cordarrelle Patterson seemed to be more injured than initially indicated, and didn't see a ton of playing time. On top of that, the Lions were all over the backfield, sacking Bridgewater eight times. The pressure had it so that Bridgewater averaged just 5.1 yards per attempt.
Bridgewater will take on the Bills Week 7.
Bridgewater is dealing with an ankle injury, but was listed as probable heading into the matchup. Bridgewater missed Week 5 due to the issue, but improved enough over to return Sunday.
Only three injured
The others are linebacker
There are several big games among the probables, which include running backs
|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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