Advanced metrics will tell you Teddy Bridgewater had a fantastic rookie season when it comes to throwing under pressure ... and that it's a good thing he did because few quarterbacks were under duress as much as he was.

Regardless of Bridgewater's adeptness at handling heat, though, offensive line play remains the thing upon which I feel this Vikings season will hinge.

As offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Tuesday, "We have a long ways to go as an offensive football team, as an offensive line."

He's right. And the former will be dictated by the latter.

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