Bradford struggled in Sunday's win at Carolina, completing 18 of 28 passes for just 171 yards and one touchdown.
Bradford and the entire Vikings offense struggled to move the ball in their first game without Adrian Peterson (knee), but a strong performance by the defense and special teams led them to victory anyway. He's not being asked to shoulder a heavy load, but does look to have a decent rapport with tight end Kyle Rudolph and top wideout Stephon Diggs. While the 2010 first overall pick won't turn it over much, he probably isn't going to rack up significant yardage most weeks, either.
Bradford completed 22 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two TDs in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Packers.
Bradford shook off an injury to his non-throwing hand to lead the Vikings to a win in his first start for the team since being acquired in a trade with the Eagles earlier this month. It's clear that he'll keep the job, as long as he remains healthy, and the chemistry he displayed with wideout Stefon Diggs (nine catches for 182 yards and a TD) was encouraging, especially since it looks like Bradford may be handing off to running backs not named Adrian Peterson next week, after the Vikings' star back left Sunday's game with a knee injury.
All signs pointed to Bradford getting the nod in Week 2, from taking all the first-team reps in practice to doing the same in pregame warmups, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Just over two weeks removed from the trade with the Eagles, the Vikings will entrust Bradford with the controls, but having Adrian Peterson at his disposal will certainly ease the burden at the outset of this venture.
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Local radio station ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cities had reported on Friday that sources said he will start and there were multiple reports earlier in the week that Bradford had taken most of the first-team snaps with the offense. Still, there is some risk for fantasy owners, as the starter may not be official until shortly before Sunday night's game. It's not inconceivable that Shaun HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.
It's widely expected that Bradford will start after several reports that he took most of the snaps with the first-team offense this week. However, there is some risk for fantasy owners as the starter may not be clear until late Sunday with the Vikings playing the night game. There's some possibility that Shaun HIll's performance in last week's win could delay Bradford's debut past Week 2.
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