Bridgewater had a very good performance in Sunday's 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers, even though the stat sheet numbers aren't going to necessarily blow anyone away. Bridgewater completed 15-of-21 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns. For the first time this season, he has more touchdown passes (8) than interceptions (7). Given the huge time of possession disadvantage the Vikings' offense was under on Sunday (Carolina held the ball for 36 of the game's 60 minutes), those numbers stack up fairly well.
This is the second time that Bridgewater has been nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award. He won the award after his first NFL start in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Here is Bridgewater's competition for this week's award.
-Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who gained 134 yards on just three catches and scored two touchdowns in the Colts' 49-27 win over Washington.
-Green Bay Packers wide recevier Davante Adams, who had six grabs for 121 yards in the Packers' 26-21 victory over New England.
Bridgewater is attempting to become the fourth player to win the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award multiple times this season, joining Buffalo wide receiver Sammy Watkins (who has won the award three times this season), San Diego running back Branden Oliver, and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland.
It looks like young Teddy has some pretty solid competition for the award this week. . .but, you know what? Go on over and vote for him anyway.