In a 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 85 percent of his pass attempts and threw four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also scored a 12-yard rushing touchdown.
Before Sunday, no one had seen a performance quite like Bridgewater’s since 1964.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who carried the team for most of the season, hasn’t eclipsed 70 yards since Week 12. With the team’s biggest star struggling to make his usual impact, Bridgewater has picked up the slack.
Although Minnesota lost to the Arizona Cardinals last week, the second-year quarterback set a new career high with 335 passing yards. On Sunday, he set another career high with four touchdown passes.
The Vikings are trying to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North at 9-5, and Bridgewater is helping his team stay in the race.