Teddy Bridgewater’s Injury Ends a Fairy-Tale Vikings Season Before It Begins

August 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Teddy Bridgewater hit Charles Johnson for 19 yards, then connected with Stefon Diggs on a deep corner route for 22 yards, then found Kyle Rudolph over the middle for a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Three crisp, deep passes to three different receivers, 68 yards and six points in about 40 seconds of a two-minute drill, rat-a-tat-tat.
It was Sunday afternoon, the new U.S. Bank Stadium looked like a futuristic palace from a science fiction movie, and after some early sluggishness, Bridgewater and the Vikings offense was sharp and dynamic. It was preseason hope in distilled form: the young quarterback, his multifaceted arsenal, his newfound confidence and big-play capacity. For a few minutes, a breakout season from Bridgewater and the Vikings loomed on the immediate horizon.
Then Bridgewater crumpled to the turf Tuesday afternoon, and so much of that hope crumpled with him.
Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press described the scene in a graphic series of tweets that r...

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