The difference for New Orleans here is whether they can put pressure on the Vikings front to get to Case Keenum as they have been one of the most balanced teams in the National Football League and if they can't keep their pivot upright this weekend it could be their downfield and spoil the chance to play in a Super Bowl at home. He also played for Detroit and New Orleans.
Soon after Bridgewater's injury, Bradford was acquired from the Eagles just before the start of the 2016 season.
"This week we aren't Saints ... we're Vikings", said a video posted on Twitter by the team. Bradford was back for the Bears game, but hobbled around in the first half before being pulled for Keenum.
The New Orleans Saints carry their high octane offense into Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC divisional round on Sunday.
Since taking over the starting duties for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the regular season, veteran quarterback Case Keenum has continually faced persistent questions about his long-term future with the team.
Vikings activate Sam Bradford just in time for playoffs
After practice on Friday, Zimmer refuted a report that Bradford might be activated.
The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter to make room for Bradford.
Bridgewater has served as the backup since Week 10 for the Vikings, who have not had three quarterbacks listed as active since Mike Zimmer became their coach.
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