2015 Strength of Schedule - MIN
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:43pm
If there was any doubt, consider it extinguished. Teddy Bridgewater will be the Vikings starting quarterback in 2015.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made that clear, as part of his season-ending press conference Tuesday at the team's practice facility. Zimmer said the team was fortunate to learn as much as it did about Bridgewater, and his improvement throughout the year should be a sign of encouragement. Zimmer was asked if he'd talked to veteran Matt Cassel, who has one year remaining on his contract, about the possibility of taking a backup role.
He said that he hadn't, and then he gave the rookie his endorsement.
"Teddy is the quarterback, there's no doubt in my mind," Zimmer said.
Bridgewater finished with the third-highest completion percentage for a rookie quarterback, surpassing Russell Wilson's strong 2012 rookie season. Bridgewater also finished 10th in the NFL in deep-pass accuracy. And more than 75 percent of his passes found their target when he was under pressure this season, the best rate in the league. Bridgewater will be on the QB2 radar when 2015 drafts come around.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:59pm
Matt Cassel - Week 3 vs. New Orleans
Matt Cassel is coming off of a horrible performance against the New England Patriots. We knew the Patriots had a tough secondary and they showed why in Week 2. Cassel barely completed over half of his passes and ended up throwing four interceptions to just one touchdown. He finished with 202 passing yards.
The statistics say the Saints have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season, but that's because Matt Ryan tore them apart in Week 1. In Week 2 they allowed just 204 yards and one touchdown on 40 pass attempts to Brian Hoyer.
Cassel hasn't shown us anything promising this season and that's why he's a very poor option at QB this week. Look elsewhere for your quarterback.