Minnesota Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater cleared to play on Sunday


Shaun Hill will be holding a clipboard on Sunday, because ESPN is reporting that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is good to go on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders after sustaining a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.

Ben Goessling quoting a Vikings source on Saturday said that the second year QB is “all set”.

Although the hit looked ugly last Sunday, it was thought early on during the practice week that Bridgewater would be under center against the Raiders. Bridgewater hadn’t fully passed the NFL’s concussion protocol by Friday, but was a full participant at practice in Minnesota.

It could be a big week for Bridgewater, too. The Raiders are the 29th ranked passing defense in the league this year having allowed 2,517 yards which is an average of 315 yards a game. Bridgewater has thrown over 300 yards in a game four times in his career, three of which were last season. Bridgewater’s career high is 317 yards which he set against the Atlanta Falcons last season. This season, Bridgewater’s high is 316 at Detroit in a 28-19 victory.

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The league announced earlier in the week a fine for the illegal hit on the sliding Bridgewater. St. Louis Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was fined $23,152 for the hit. (Side note: Adam Schefter initially lied to me and to us all with his first reported fine amount)

The Vikings head into the bay area for the second time this year and the Vikings are the underdogs with the Raiders being a 2.5 point favorite. If the Vikings secondary can stay stout and Bridgewater can put up a nice game, there is no reason to believe the Vikings can’t leave Oakland with a victory.

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