The Minnesota Vikings have passed the quarter-pole and then some, but with a short week, it would be difficult to get a comprehensive statistical review of how the Vikings quarterbacks have performed. Regardless, it’s not as if there is a large enough sample size for any of the involved statistics for rigorous analysis, but enough to get an idea of where the Vikings are and what places might need to be fixed.
More than most other positions, the quarterbacks are difficult to really grab a hold of. Most good quarterback statistics become stable around 200 passing attempts, and no one on the roster is even close to that. What can increase the ability to find the “true” ability of the quarterbacks is to modify for opponent strength.
Teddy Bridgewater has thrown against the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, while Matt Cassel (theoretically not on the team because of his injury) has thrown against the Saints, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams. Christian Ponder has thrown against the Green Bay Packers. Given their performances against those teams, their performances look as follows (ALL non-proprietary scores are modified for opponent, so they are not the same as the box scores found after the games):
|Opponent-Adjusted Quarterback Statistics|