Thursday PM update: Bridgewater has been a full participant in practice the first two days of the week and is on track to be good to go this Sunday against the Vikings.
The Carolina Panthers sat quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in Week 11 due to a knee injury, but head coach Matt Rhule said he expects the QB back for Week 12 vs. the Minnesota Vikings, per David Newton. Bridgewater sprained his MCL in Week 10 and his Week 11 status came down to the wire. The team was on track to have him active as the emergency QB before seemingly deciding at the last minute to deactivate him.
P.J. Walker started in place of Bridgewater and had his moments in a win over the Detroit Lions. Walker completed 24 of 34 passes for 258 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Her got off to a hot start, but threw a pair of end zone interceptions. The Lions could do nothing to take advantage of the miscues and lost to Carolina 20-0.
The Panthers face a Vikings team in Week 12 that ranks 12th in pass defense efficiency and 21st in adjusted sack rate.