Teddy Bridgewater Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater is a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. He is from Miami Florida, where he was the starting Quarterback from his sophomore year. Bridgewater then went to louisville, where he started his rookie year after the starting QB was injured. He finished his final year in 2013 with completing 781 out of 1142 tries, 68 percent. He had a total of 72 touchdowns in his college career. He entered the NFL draft in 2014 where he was the last pick in the 1st round of the draft by the Minnesota Vikings. A pick they got from the Seattle Seahawks.  Teddy started in the 4th game for the Vikings and won the starting job. In his two years with the Vikings he has completed 551 out of 849, with a percent of 65 percent. He does not have the best stats in the league but he doesn’t need to because of his running back Adrian Peterson. He unfortunately torn his ACL in practice before the regular season even started. He will be out the entire 2016 season. Teammates and coaches say Teddy is so kind and is always helping others.

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Harrison Smith Safety for the Minnesota Vikings

Harrison Smith is the starting free safety for the Minnesota Vikings. He is definitely the best safety among the Vikings team. He is from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he went to High School. After High School he went to Notre Dame where he switched from linebacker to safety throughout his years there. In the 2012 NFL draft he was picked in the 1st round by the Vikings. In his rookie year with the vikings he started all 16 games, with a total of 104 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 sack and 2 touchdowns. He since has added to his stats, 328 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 12 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles, all in his 5 seasons with the vikings. He has been called throughout his career “the hitman” for is very hard hits he puts on players.

Minnesota Vikings fate In 2016

The Minnesota Vikings started their season last week and won, so as of now they are perfect. Can they stay this way? Will they make it to the playoffs? Could they make it to the super bowl and win? We will have to wait for the rest of the season to unfold to find out. Here I will say what I think will happen this season and the factors that will happen throughout the season.

Every team in the NFL has a different schedule and so teams get raided on a scale of easiest schedule to the hardest one. The Vikings do not have the hardest schedule by any means. The Vikings are ranked on the 18th easiest so they are right about half. I would say this is good because this means we do not play as tuff as teams as other teams do.

One factor that is a huge one is how we will do at quarterback. In my last blog I said that Teddy Bridgewater got hurt and is out for the season. The question is can our backups do the job? When you have a very good defense and one of the best running backs in the league, how good do they need to be?  The Denver Broncos showed last year that you do not need a quarterback that is perfect because last year Payton Manning was not perfect, nobody is perfect! They relied on their defense to win a super bowl and it paid off. I think if the quarterback does not throw very many interceptions I think they will have done their job.

The next factor is Adrian Peterson. He did not have a very good game against the Titans as he ran for under 40 yards. The questions for Peterson has never been if he is going to break out and run for a lot of yards it is when. If Peterson puts up big numbers I believe we will have a great year and win a lot of games.

The last factor for any team is how good ones defense is. The Vikings have been building up their defense ever since Mike Zimmer has been the coach, he is a defense first kind of guy. We have many guys at all different stages that really helps. We have defensive linemen that can get to the ball and put pressure on the quarterbacks. Harrison Smith who is a free safety plays all of the field and put out very hard hits. We have a very strong line backer core with Chad Greenway, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks. Also if we make plays and work as a team i think the Vikings season will be a good one.

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Minnesota Vikings start to the 2016 season!

The Minnesota Vikings were looking to possibly have their best season under Head Coach Mike Zimmer, but they something no Vikings fan wanted to hear happened. Teddy Bridgewater, the quarterback tore his ACL in practice before the season even started. They now had to look to Veteran QB back up Shaun Hill and they made a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles and enquired Sam Bradford. The Vikings for a number of years have never had the strongest quarterback the game, they didn’t need to, they have star running back Adrian Peterson. Also with the stellar defense Mike Zimmer has created, they do not need a very high scoring game. Also playing in a brand new million-dollar stadium I think will help them win too, you cannot have a new stadium, and football team that loses inside. It just will not work.


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The Vikings started off their season last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. The team had a slow start as Adrian Peterson did not have a good game. The Vikings did win but that was thanks to the defense. After haft time the Defense changed some things and can away with two turnovers which pretty much won them the game. The final score was Minnesota 25 Tennessee 16. Also if you would like to see highlights from the game you can click the video below.

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