Vikings Loss, For Bridgewater, Was ‘Eye-Opening’
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — Minnesota Vikings fans, quickly enamored with the rookie who's supposed to solve this team's long-running quarterback problem, have chanted Teddy Bridgewater's name at each home game this season.
The "Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!" chorus that came from the crowd on Sunday was for encouragement, not excitement.
Bridgewater's second NFL start was a sharp drop-off from his first, as the Vikings were overwhelmed by Detroit's league-leading defense in a 17-3 defeat by the Lions.
"You're not just going to go out there and be perfect. There's some throws that you're not going to be able to control and there will be things that happen throughout the course of a game that you won't be able to control," Bridgewater said.