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Teddy Time Has Arrived In Minnesota

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Sean Gardner

Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut Sunday afternoon inside the same building where he gave his most memorable performance as a Louisville Cardinal.

Bridgewater replaced Minnesota's Matt Cassel in the second quarter after the Vikings' starting QB was forced to leave the game against the Saints in with a foot injury. Teddy promptly led his team down the Superdome field for a field goal, and helped keep them in the game until a late touchdown pass from Drew Brees put things out of reach. Bridgewater finished the afternoon 12-of-20 for 150 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He also rushed for 27 yards.

The news kept coming after the game, when it was announced that Cassel has a broken foot, which means it's officially Teddy Time in Minnesota.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters after the game that starter Matt Cassel has several broken bones in his foot, which means the job is Bridgewater's by default.

Asked if Bridgewater was his starter moving forward, Zimmer replied: "That is correct."

Do your thing, Ted.