He made the decision, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, because Bridgewater has a sore shoulder. The decision came late, not long before kickoff.
The good news is Bridgewater could have played if it was the regular season, according to reports. The story went on to say the Vikings didn’t disclose the sore shoulder because teams have no obligation to report injuries during the preseason. The first official injury report is due prior to the first regular-season game.