After a strong start to the season, smothering the St. Louis Rams in Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings have since lost two straights game. In Sunday’s 20-8 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the bad luck streak didn’t end for Minnesota. Starting quarterback, Matt Cassel, went down with a foot injury which forced him to leave the game after completing 5 of 10 passes for 57 yards.
The Vikings received bad news when Cassel had tests performed on the injured foot. During the game Cassel suffered multiple fractures in his foot. At first the Vikings were unsure of his timetable to return, but since have officially placed Matt Cassel on the injured reserve, sidelining him for the rest of the season. This sort of fracture is also known as a Lisfranc injury, which can be considered very severe.
Teddy Bridgewater entered the game after Cassel exited, throwing for 150 yards on 12 of 20 passing while rushing for an additional 27 yards on 6 carries. Vikings fans have finally got what they wanted as Teddy takes over under center. The first round pick out of Louisville possesses tons of talent with upside as a rusher as well. It should be interesting to see how he plays for the Vikings and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him rise up to high-end QB2 status by season’s end.