Rams quarterback Sam Bradford made his NFL debut on Saturday night, in the team’s preseason opener.
The best news is that no joints on his body exploded like a kernel of popcorn in a blast furnace. Beyond that, Bradford didn’t do anything to elicit “oohs” or “boos” from the hometown fans.
Entering the game on the Rams’ first drive of the second quarter, Bradford completed six of 13 passes for 57 yards. His second attempt was a short ball that resulted in an 18-yard gain by receiver Laurent Robinson.
Bradford’s opening effort ultimately fizzled on a failed fourth-down try at the Minnesota 36. The St. Louis offense then went three and out on his second drive, via three straight incomplete passes.
On the next drive, Bradford threw another incompletion on first down; he then was sacked on consecutive plays.
Though Bradford was expected to exit the game at halftime, he returned for a fourth drive to start the third quarter. After two more completions and two more sacks (one caused him to fumble the ball out of bounds), the Rams punted and Bradford called it a night.
Meanwhile, Vikings backup Sage Rosenfels completed 23 of 34 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the Vikings lead in the fourth quarter, 21-7.