It took Sam Bradford a quarter to get into a flow for the Vikings.
And it was immediately interrupted by an injury, albeit an apparently mild one.
Bradford left the field to get checked by athletic trainers in the locker room, after hitting his left hand against Clay Matthews‘ helmet as he threw.
That was in the midst of his first scoring drive as the Vikings starter, as he capped a 10-play drive with a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. It was an efficient series, as he converted a fourth down and looked generally sharp, giving them a bit of a spark on a night when they aren’t running well.
He ducked into the locker room for X-rays after the score, and then returned to the game. Last week’s starter, Shaun Hill, is the only other quarterback on their roster at the moment.