Sam Bradford Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford had himself a game Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. He completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Vikings to a 29-19 win over New Orleans.
The first-overall pick of the 2010 draft set career highs in passing yards and passer rating (143.0). His completion percentage of 84.4% is a Vikings record for a season opener. With Bradford under center, the Vikings gained 470 yards of total offense, going 9-of-14 on third down (64%).
It’s the first time in Bradford’s career that he has received this honor. According to Vikings.com, Bradford is the eleventh player under head coach Mike Zimmer to win the award. The last Vikings quarterback to win NFC Offensive Player of the Week was Brett Favre back in 2009.