Bridgewater nominated for two awards

Teddy Bridgewater is up for two fan-voted awards on NFL.com after another solid performance and a game-winning touchdown pass.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is up for two fan-voted awards this week after winning the rookie of the week award on NFL.com last week.

After throwing for 309 yards, two touchdowns and a 117.7 passer rating Sunday against the New York Jets, Bridgewater is up for the rookie of the week award again.

His competition this week is Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr, who threw for 254 yards, three touchdowns and a 140.2 rating in a 24-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers; New York Giants RB Andre Williams, who carried 24 times for 131 yards and touchdown in a 36-7 win over the Tennessee Titans; Carolina Panthers CB Bene’ Benwikere, who had eight tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in a 41-10 win over the New Orleans Saints; Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, who had four catches for 109 yards and a 94-yard TD in a 42-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fan voting for the rookie of the week award is at NFL.com/rookies.

Bridgewater is also up for the GMC “Never Say Never” award for a successful overtime performance.

Bridgewater audibled to the game-winning play on the Vikings’ initial third down of overtime that resulted in an 87-yard touchdown to Jarius Wright. The play was the second-longest overtime passing touchdown in NFL history.

Bridgewater’s competition for the GMC award is Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, who threw a 1-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left to overcome a 21-7 deficit for a 25-24 win, and Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton, who threw a 26-yard TD pass to Jaron Brown that brought the Cardinals back from a 14-6 halftime deficit to a 17-14 win.

Voting for the Never Say Never award takes place at NFL.com/GMC.


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