Bridgewater hit draws Vikings' ire
MINNEAPOLIS — Angered by a hit to Teddy Bridgewater's head that knocked the quarterback out of the game, the Vikings kept their composure. Then they let the Rams have it.
Asked if he felt the Rams played dirty, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said simply: "Yes" and added, "If we were out on the street we probably would've had a fight."
On a 5-yard scramble in the fourth quarter, Bridgewater slid when cornerback Lamarcus Joyner dived at him. Bridgewater looked to be out cold but later jogged off.
Joyner is Bridgewater's lifelong friend
"If I could take it back, personally, I would take it back because I'm not a dirty player. I wouldn't want to take joy from his mom or from his team," Joyner said. "Was it intentional? Not at all."
Adrian Peterson rushed for 125 yards and a score for Minnesota, helping set up Blair Walsh's 40-yard field goal in overtime.