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Teddy Bridgewater's health status is key for surprising Vikings in coming weeks

Teddy Bridgewater's health status is key for surprising Vikings in coming weeks

The Minnesota Vikings are 6-2 for the first time since 2009, when Brett Favre led them to the NFC championship game.

But unlike that veteran-laden team, when Favre's every move was covered with the breathless intensity of a Los Angeles car chase, these young Vikings have essentially flown under the radar. They have thrived in the shadow of NFC North rival Green Bay, who many Las Vegas oddsmakers picked as the preseason favorite to win it all.

In the wake of Sunday's overtime victory over St. Louis, the biggest question looming over the Vikings is the health of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was hit in the head while sliding early in the fourth quarter and by all...

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