The Minnesota Vikings earned one of the league’s most impressive wins on Sunday with their rather unexpected 41-28 win over the Falcons. The Vikes’ offense looked rejuvenated after sucking for the majority of the previous three games, due in large part to the impressive start turned in by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The 32nd overall pick out of Louisville completed 19 of his 30 pass attempts for 317 yards, and also ran it 5 times for 27 yards and a touchdown. He found a particularly good rapport with receiver Jarius Wright, with whom he connected on 8 passes for 132 yards. However, Bridgewater was injured after rolling his ankle early in the fourth quarter, though he was able to stay in for the remainder of the game.
According to head coach Mike Zimmer on Monday, tests showed no major damage to the ankle and Bridgewater was already feeling significantly better. Minnesota has a short week ahead with a game Thursday night at Lambeau against the Packers.
Bridgewater’s performance will surely have plenty of fantasy owners interested in picking him up this week, and, as of today, it’s looking like he’ll be good-to-go. If he winds up sitting, Minnesota will start Christian Ponder. Which…yikes.