Bridgewater to step up?
Teddy Bridgewater takes part in his first NFL Playoff game today when the Minnesota Vikings face the Seattle Seahawks. Can Bridgewater lead Minnesota to a win?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Seattle is favored on the road, as the Seahawks are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Vikings today. The over/under total for the game has been set at 39.5 points. These two meet today at 1PM ET on NBC.
Bridgewater has had a respectable second season for the Vikings (11-5, 13-3 ATS), but it hasn’t quite been the growth some expected. He has been more of a game manager this year, throwing for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also has run for 192 yards with three scores. Today, Teddy and the Vikings meet the Seahawks (10-6, 8-7-1 ATS) in his first playoff game. These two met back on Dec. 6 in Minnesota and the Seahawks picked up a 38-7 victory. Bridgewater was just 17 of 28 passing for 118 yards with an interception. He also had just one run for 2 yards.
In today’s game, Bridgewater has been given an over/under of 185.5 passing yards as well as 17.5 rushing yards against the Seahawks. Seattle has one of the top defenses in the league, allowing just 291.8 yards per game. Seattle ranks first in run defense (81.5 ypg) and second in pass defense (210.2 ypg). Seattle will definitely be focusing on stopping Adrian Peterson, which means Bridgewater will have to make plays. He has thrown for 186 yards or more in eight games this year and he has run for 18 yards or more in five games.