Vikings fans give Teddy Bridgewater standing ovation against Bengals

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Minnesota Vikings fans know if they’d ever see Teddy Bridgewater on the field in a Vikings uniform again after he suffered a gruesome dislocated knee and torn ACL just prior to the start of the 2016 season.

However, on Sunday a big lead provided him an opportunity to get into the game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the fans rewarded him with a standing ovation.

Bridgewater entered the game with 10:34 remaining in the fourth quarter with the Vikings leading 34-0. Case Keenum, who began the season as a backup to Sam Bradford, exited the game after a remarkably efficient 20-for-23 performance with 236 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns.

Keenum has now led the Vikings to a 9-3 record as a starter and has completed 67.9 percent of his passes. That’s afforded him quite a bit of job security, so Bridgewater is likely to be relegated back to the bench after his relief appearance, but as the Vikings look ahead to what they’ll do with Bradford, Keenum and Bridgewater getting him onto the field is a nice little bonus in a dominant victory.

Unfortunately, Bridgewater may have been a little bit amped up to get back onto the field and wound up throwing an interception on his first pass of the game. Still seeing him return to the field makes for one of the best stories of Week 15.

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