After watching the Vikings offense struggle against a poor Chicago Bears defense, there was the obvious frustration with the consistent check down passes thrown by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
There could be several causes for this stale offense; is the offense losing at the line of scrimmage? Do the receivers struggle to gain separation in the secondary? Do defenses not respect the Viking’s ability to run the football, essentially selling out to stopping the pass?
Although all of these issues likely contribute to a quarterback struggling at times, I wanted to see if Bridgewater was leaving plays on the field. I went back and took a look at 10 plays from last week’s game in Chicago in hopes of diagnosing the lack of offensive production.