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Sam Bradford gets Vikings on the board, gets hurt, stays in game

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

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.

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51 Responses to “Sam Bradford gets Vikings on the board, gets hurt, stays in game”
  1. ctiggs says: Sep 18, 2016 9:42 PM

    Bustford rarely comes back into a game im impressed!

  2. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:52 PM

    Can anyone on that rotten defense cover Diggs? No

  3. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:53 PM

    Late hit on Sam’s TD pass by Fabio ignored.

  4. philcodean says: Sep 18, 2016 9:56 PM

    This Packer fan is impressed with Bradford’s play so far….but he is taking a lot of hits. Still, he’s outplaying Rodgers and the Pack needs to get it going or we will lose this game. Great run D for both squads too.

  5. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:57 PM

    Bradford has been on that team for how many weeks?

    GB is lucky that they blocked that punt.

  6. bubbasmithguy says: Sep 18, 2016 10:00 PM

    Mathews led with the head no penalty. I guess the Packers brought the refs again.

  7. 49tinakane says: Sep 18, 2016 10:01 PM

    Sammy B throwing dime all over the field after 15 days, haters got nothing to say now…crickets…….

  8. contra74 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:02 PM

    Bradford has exceeded my expectations

  9. minnescrotums says: Sep 18, 2016 10:03 PM

    Both defenses are playing well.

    Anyone saying the Packers defense is bad really doesn’t know anything.

  10. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:03 PM

    so rodgers screams at his center for not snapping it. damn diva.. his brother is right.. also after what happened in new york with the dumpster attack, rodgers ought to get his damn priorities in order. musn’t like america, just like kapernick.

  11. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:04 PM

    7-1 in calls advantage in the first half against the least penalized team in the NFL – Vikings. The NFL takes care of their owned and operated team.

  12. nflfollower says: Sep 18, 2016 10:05 PM

    He’s got a decent connection going with Diggs considering they have been playing together for what 2 weeks?

  13. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:05 PM

    ctiggs says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:42 PM
    Bustford rarely comes back into a game im impressed!

    aaron bustford?

  14. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:07 PM

    Man, if the mighty Green Bay Packers can’t beat the Vikings with a QB that just got here 2 weeks ago and the worst oline in football, we can close the book on the Aaron Rodgers era. Unless there are drastic changes, like a new coach and GM, we can consider Rogers career a complete waste. You had a decent run but we’ll see ya in 15-20 years after the rebuild, Green Bay.

  15. dioxinblues says: Sep 18, 2016 10:09 PM

    This is what can happen when Sam Bradford has an offensive line and receivers who don’t drop the ball.

  16. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:09 PM

    Diggs is quickly becoming one of the NFLs elite receivers. He’s to smooth and his routes are to nice. Plus, he’s never dropped a football. With that said, pretty much anyone that lines up across from Randell is abusing him.

  17. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 18, 2016 10:12 PM

    The O line is going to be reamed by Zim. Hopefully he puts the fear into them, especially Kalil. Second half should be better for AP.

  18. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:12 PM

    tjacks7 says:

    “…Unless there are drastic changes, like a new coach and GM, we can consider Rogers career a complete waste….”

    —————————————————————-

    Really? Rodgers has won a Super Bowl, something that no Minnesota Vikings team has done….ever.

  19. allight59 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:13 PM

    It’s so cute watchin’ little Erin run around and throw his 55 yards against an elite defense. Cheesers running for the hills and won’t be seen posting until they win a game….might not happen for a couple weeks, boys and girls….

  20. nhpats says: Sep 18, 2016 10:17 PM

    Sorry Teddy…..we hardly knew ya……

  21. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:17 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:53 PM

    Late hit on Sam’s TD pass by Fabio ignored.
    ===================================
    First time watching a football game? Quarterbacks get hit after throwing the ball all of the time.

    Enjoy the game and welcome to watching football. If you get a chance, colleges also play football games. Those are played on Saturday.

  22. minnescrotums says: Sep 18, 2016 10:21 PM

    By Tjacks’ rationale, the Vikings have wasted their entire existence.

  23. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    This sure is a fun game to watch. Zim is really playing a great chess game with Rodgers! Held him to 50 some odd yards passing in the first half! That’s one drive for him! It’s fun and a good field position game.

  24. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    Lol #1 packer fan Frankie is here. Dead giveaway that the Vikings are rolling.

  25. stexan says: Sep 18, 2016 10:32 PM

    This is easily the best squad Bradford has had in his career. Looks like he’s determined to make the most of it.

  26. philcodean says: Sep 18, 2016 10:37 PM

    Liked the 4th and One call to Starks. Have to execute. Mano-A-Mano. Nice close, hard hitting affair. Go Pack!

  27. allight59 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:37 PM

    Oh, we’re enjoying the game, frank…..hahaha

  28. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:39 PM

    tjacks7 says:

    “…Dead giveaway that the Vikings are rolling.”

    —————————————————————-

    At the time you typed that, the Vikings had a 3-point lead. I guess a Vikings fan’s definition of his team “rolling” is different from everyone else’s.

  29. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:40 PM

    wow, gb really is covering diggs. he only has 142 yards in less than 3 quarters

  30. finchy74 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:40 PM

    Quick question for packer fans out there, do you guys actually complete passes or is the game plan to just let the refs bail you out every drive with PI calls?

  31. doe22us says: Sep 18, 2016 10:41 PM

    Two things, three actually, Diggs is a player, the Packers No 33 on D sucks, and the Vikings are playing very well.

  32. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:42 PM

    gb has the leagues #1 defense? doesnt look like it

  33. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:44 PM

    gb whole offensive game plan the last 5 years…hope that pi IS CALLED

  34. bartinsurance says: Sep 18, 2016 10:44 PM

    Zimmer spielman combo light years ahead of McCarthy Thompson. If Rodgers isn’t overrated this team and coach has to be

  35. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:50 PM

    Bradford look really good. In less than one game, he runs the offense better than Bridgewater ever did. Diggs looks awesome as well and already has his career high in yardage. AP looks terrible. Vikings may actually benefit from him being out of the game.

    Green Bay’s offense looks bad. Their receivers can’t get separation, Rodgers is under pressure on most plays, and he throws like he doesn’t have much confidence. The call to go for it on 4th down was stupid in a low scoring 3 point game on the road.

  36. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:50 PM

    DOM CAPERS HAS FULLY PLANNED FOR STEFON DIGGS…AND IT’S WORKING WELL. THEY HAVE COMPLETELY SHUT HIM DOWN…RIGHT GB FANS?

  37. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:51 PM

    We’ll see if Sam Bradford can continue to play this well for the rest of the season while Adrian Peterson is on the shelf.

  38. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 18, 2016 10:51 PM

    And Diggs is Still running>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  39. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:57 PM

    The funny thing is, given a decent GM and coach like New England and Rodgers would have 4 or 5 Super Bowls by now. If that’s not a waste, I don’t know what is.

  40. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:57 PM

    finchy74 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:40 PM

    Quick question for packer fans out there, do you guys actually complete passes or is the game plan to just let the refs bail you out every drive with PI calls?
    ===================================
    You’re not watching the game, or you don’t know what PI is. Trae Waynes is awful.

    But if you want to believe that the officials favor the one team, you’ll find every possible way to support that in your mind, and ignore any evidence to the contrary.

  41. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:00 PM

    Trey Waynes is keeping GB in the game… Zimmer needs to pull him asap

  42. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:00 PM

    Man, such is the fate of the Minnesota Vikings! I actually feel sorry for that franchise. Here they are, beating their hated rival on Sunday Night Football – everything is hunky dory, right? But wait, then the Vikings all-world running back who led the league in rushing a year ago, goes down with a season-ending knee injury.

    It has to be tough being a Minnesota Vikings fan.

  43. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 11:02 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    Lol #1 packer fan Frankie is here. Dead giveaway that the Vikings are rolling.
    ===================================
    I’m always around these threads. Funny, but you can go any thread you like on PFT, and you don’t have to be a fan of any of the teams involved.

    I’m pulling for the Packers tonight, because I don’t like the Vikings. But I’ve actually been complimenting the Vikings and Bradford. Also, Green Bay looks pretty bad.

    Cheap shot by the Vikings after Rodgers scored, however.

  44. philcodean says: Sep 18, 2016 11:04 PM

    And Rodgers is still running>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>that’s six. And our boys got his back.

  45. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 11:04 PM

    Pretty funny. Rodgers takes a cheap shot after a TD and Green Bay gets penalized- because the Packers get all of the calls, right?

  46. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 18, 2016 11:06 PM

    bubbasmithguy says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:00 PM

    Mathews led with the head no penalty. I guess the Packers brought the refs again.
    ——————————————————-
    Then how do explain the Packers OL getting a penalty after that late hit on Rodgers?

  47. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 11:08 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:57 PM

    The funny thing is, given a decent GM and coach like New England and Rodgers would have 4 or 5 Super Bowls by now. If that’s not a waste, I don’t know what is.
    ===================================

    A team with 6 Hall-of-Famers and a HOF coach, put together by a HOF GM. The Minnesota Vikings. Zero Super Bowls.

    Hall-of-Fame is decent, right?

  48. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:09 PM

    tjacks7 says:

    “The funny thing is, given a decent GM and coach like New England and Rodgers would have 4 or 5 Super Bowls by now. If that’s not a waste, I don’t know what is.”

    —————————————————————–

    I do. A waste is being a football organization since 1961 and not having a single championship to show for yourself.

  49. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:26 PM

    Geez, Matt Kalil and Trae Waynes are awful. My gosh, how many first round picks has the Vikings’ GM blown? Oh yeah, I almost forgot Corduroy Patterson….

  50. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:35 PM

    Waynes redeemed himself lol

  51. kelsey59 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:04 AM

    Eagle fans heads are going to explode when Bradford takes the Vikings to the Super Bowl.

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