Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sam Bradford on Verge of Setting NFL Record

The Vikings’ dink-and-dunk attack might land Sam Bradford in the NFL record book.

The quarterback has completed 71.6 percent of his passes this season. That’s on pace to break the mark of 71.2 percent set by Drew Brees of New Orleans in 2011.

Yes, Bradford, who completed 65 percent of his throws last season for Philadelphia, is an accurate guy. But his run to the record book really started because Pat Shurmur took over for Norv Turner as offensive coordinator on Nov. 2 and went to a short passing game to limit pressure on Bradford behind a porous and injury-riddled offensive line.

In six games under Turner, Bradford completed 66.5 percent of his passes. In seven games with Shurmur, he has completed 75.6 percent.

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“It’s probably a little bit of both (accuracy and the change),’’ Bradford said Tuesday. (Pioneer Press)

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