“He’s a very composed individual,” Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said. “Last week against New Orleans, that’s not the easiest place to go into when you’re down 13 on the road in the Superdome. He was extremely composed.”
Bridgewater will not have the benefit of playing with perhaps the game’s top running back. Adrian Peterson was placed on the exempt/commissioners list because he was indicted on child-abuse charges.
“We are all handling it in a great way,” Bridgewater said. “Throughout the season, you’re going to have to overcome obstacles and you’re going to have adversity. I think the guys have been doing a great job of trying to overcome the adversity that has presented itself.”
Bridgewater, who did make a start during the exhibition season, had a chance to check out the Falcons’ defense.
“I was able to catch them on Thursday night football,” Bridgewater said. “They have a high-intensity defense. They have guys that fly around and they are just shutting down wide receivers.”