Will Carson Wentz be rattled by bad Eagles' offensive line?

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford after the Green Bay game. The Vikings have a two-game lead in the NFC North. File

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford after the Green Bay game. The Vikings have a two-game lead in the NFC North. File

Smith will play a vital role in coach Mike Zimmer's attempt to confuse the rookie quarterback. Sam Bradford completed 22 of 30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. That's just the normal progression of the offense.

"I was really excited about the year there", Bradford said on Wednesday.

"Initially, I was a little shocked (the trade) was going to be a possibility", Pederson said. The Eagles started their season 3-0 but the glossed over portion of that is those three teams have a combined record of those three teams is 5-13. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two straight and quarterback Carson Wentz doesn't look like the golden boy any longer.

The return on the deal couldn't have better so far, with Bradford leading the National Football League with a 70.4 completion percentage, ranking second with a 109.8 passer rating, and taking his first 249 snaps without a turnover.

Anyway, on a day in which we all just take a deep breath, here's how I see the rest of the schedule playing out. "The protections are different, the terminology is different, the combinations, the players are different". He thought he'd be a great fit for what we do and I trust my assistants. The initial intention was for Wentz to be the No. 3 QB on the inactive game-day roster to learn from the veterans. Then the Vikings made the emergency call to try to keep their Super Bowl goal on track.

Fifty Sundays before he will face his old team in Philadelphia, Sam Bradford took the field at AT&T Stadium and delivered what could have been seen at the time as a happy accident of a quarterback performance.

The way Bradford's gone about his business and played, Zimmer says it's no surprise his teammates have rallied behind him. "I felt like I had a really good spring".

Sam Bradford has done an fantastic job for the Vikings this season, and he has started the past four games.

It's a "cross the bridge when you get to it" scenario, but the Vikings could have a decision to make when Bridgewater is healthy enough to play. Minnesota's just too good, and without Lane Johnson, the Eagles don't have a shot.

"He got better as the game went on", Pederson said. I'm not going to put any added pressure on Carson. In that trade deal, the Philly received a future draft picks ( a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick). He finished 2015 on a relatively strong note, though, as he distanced himself from the one-year anniversary of his most recent ACL reconstruction.

"They have got great personnel on defense", Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said. He was throwing the ball with accuracy, with decisiveness. Our focus is just getting ready for the Vikings as a team. The trade gave the Vikings a chance to have a meaningful season, and it was a way for Spielman to tell his players he thinks they can win and do it now. After 6 long weeks and multiple levels of ridicule, Fox Sports finally found a full-bodied photo of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

A season filled with so much promise and potential became filled with uncertainty.

"I think it's been a win-win, honestly", Pederson said.

Vikings' cornerback Xavier Rhodes will shut down Eagles' wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Matthews was limited in practice on Wednesday after being diagnosed with knee tendinitis. The Vikings appear to be getting guard Brandon Fusco back from his concussion this week, which could be a positive or a negative depending on how you view his play so far this year.

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