"I wasn't impressed," he told the Pioneer Press this week.
"Yes, we did some good things as a team," he continued, "but we could have been much better finishing games. That's what separates championship teams and determining whether you're playing games in January or watching games in January."
The Vikings went 6-6 in Bridgewater's 12 starts. Despite his six wins and twelve starts as a rookie quarterback being Vikings' records, he knows that there was more that he could have done on the field.
"I left a ton of plays out there, whether it was due to poor mechanics, bad ball placements, overthrows, underthrows," Bridgewater said. "We want to be a big-play offense, and I have to continue to execute and play at a high level to allow our guys to make those big plays."
The 22-year-old threw for 2,919 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2014.
Minnesota went 6-6 in his 12 starts. All told, Bridgewater completed 64.4 percent of his throws for 2,919 yards with 15 touchdowns (one rushing) and 12 interceptions.
Thielen caught three passes for 68 yards and contributed a 44-yard touchdown reception from
His efforts led an otherwise mediocre performance by the wide receivers. Also contributing were
Bridgewater fired a 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the second quarter for his only score of the afternoon. He compiled 209 yards while completing 17 of 25 passes. He added one touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 90.2 passer rating. He was sacked three times and rushed for 18 yards on six attempts.
Bridgewater's rookie season comes to an end with 2,919 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Bridgewater tossed a pair of touchdowns to just one interception on 26 attempts Sunday, his fourth game with more scores than turnovers in the last five. He also passed for 259 yards, bringing his three-game total to 883 yards, by far the best stretch of his career.
Bridgewater now has 13 touchdowns to 11 interceptions on the season, however he has been much improved of late. Over the last eight games, heading into the season finale, Bridgewater has 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, while completing 65.5 percent of his passes and racking up 237.3 yards per game.
He hasn't been a Fantasy star, but he has certainly shown flashes of that kind of ability. He has at least 17 Fantasy points in each of his last five games, and could finish the season with a flourish in Week 17 against the Bears. Bridgewater looks like a keeper, and could be in the discussion as a starting Fantasy option for his second season in the league.
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