Fal­cons’ de­fense braces for Vik­ings’ Bridge­wa­ter

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

FLOW­ERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Fal­cons’ de­fense was handed a new chal­lenge on Mon­day as play­ers re­turned from their long week­end: How to con­tain Teddy Bridge­wa­ter.

Bridge­wa­ter, the rookie quar­ter­back from Louisville, will make his first start for Min­nesota on Sun­day against At­lanta.

At­lanta recorded its first three sacks of the sea­son and an in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down in its im­pres­sive 56-14 win over Tampa Bay on Thurs­day night.

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