Vikings Made a Desperate but Necessary Move by Trading for Sam Bradford

September 3, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There’s a number to keep in mind before we even begin processing what the Minnesota Vikings gave the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire quarterback Sam Bradford.
The number? Fourteen.
That’s how many touchdown passes Teddy Bridgewater threw for the Vikings in 2015 (tied for 26th) in a season when they won 11 regular-season games on the strength of a dominant defense and running back Adrian Peterson’s raging-bull ways.
Those wins earned the Vikings their first NFC North division title since 2009, and then they came one hooked field-goal attempt away from knocking off the almighty Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round to advance deeper into the playoffs.
Their defense isn’t on the same tier as the smothering No. 1 unit fielded by the Denver Broncos in 2015. But on a simple though fundamental level, the Vikings still share a team-building approach with the defending champs. Their wins come through defense and swinging a vicious rushing h...

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