Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater need not rush back from injury after Case Keenum showed glimpses of being a capable backup in the Minnesota Vikings’ 17-10 preseason-opening win over the host Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
Taking over for starter Sam Bradford, Keenum completed 11 of 16 passes for 121 yards. The former Ram engineered a pair of scoring drives — both set up by passes to rookie receiver Stacy Coley.
On the opening drive of the second half, Keenum rolled to his right and hit Coley, a seventh-round pick out of Miami, who made a sliding catch at the Bills’ two-yard line. Fullback C.J. Ham scored on the next play to put Minnesota ahead 10-3.