The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have a lot of good happen in a 24-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
From the start, the Vikings offense struggled. They were missing blocks, quarterback Kirk Cousins wasn’t seeing the field well or making great decisions. Along with that, the receivers got beaten up by press coverage and got visibly frustrated on the field.
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There were a few solid performances during the game and one of them was surprisingly center Garrett Bradbury.
With a PFF grade of 66.0 and one of the best pass-blocking grades of his career at 71.0, Bradbury showed up in a big way against the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the second quarter, Bradbury had one of the best pass blocking reps of his career when he stood up first-round pick DT Jordan Davis.
Davis is one of the most athletic players of all-time per Kent Lee Platte’s Relative Athletic Score. Ranking only behind Megatron Calvin Johnson, Davis ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at 6’6″ and 341 pounds. On this play, Bradbury did what we had wanted from him his entire tenure with the Vikings: anchoring in pass protection.
This wasn’t the only instance of Bradbury anchoring as he had a couple other instances in the game. If Bradbury can keep this up, it would be a huge benefit for the Vikings.