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Backup quarterback Joe Webb replaced Christian Ponder with the Vikings down 31-14 in the third quarter. The Vikings came within 1 yard of victory against the Detroit Lions and lost on a controversial final play.
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In a season full of them, Sunday might qualify as the Minnesota Vikings' most disappointing loss of the season.
Minnesota has had plenty of interesting, sometimes embarrassing, losses. Meanwhile, the Vikings are still finding new, strange ways to lose and Sunday's 34-28 loss at Detroit might not be topped. The final play might have summarized the entire season.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said the Lions grabbed the facemask of Joe Webb, but downplayed its significance. Considering it may have been the missed call that keeps the Lions in the playoff hunt, you’d think there was significance to it in Detroit especially.
The Lions didn't have an answer for Joe Webb.
Backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit escaped with a 34-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Vikings may be losers but at least they’re entertaining losers. For the second straight week they hung with a playoff team and had a chance to win it late, only to watch a turnover end their hopes for a thrilling upset. Things got crazy for the Vikings in the second half, starting with Christian Ponder being benched (maybe to protect his injured hip, maybe to protect Leslie...
Every Sunday throughout the 2011 NFL season I’ll compile quick-hit reactions from the day that was in football. I vow to always overreact, side with sensationalism over rationalism, and draw conclusions based on small sample sizes instead of cold, hard facts. It’s the only way I know how to write…
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia...
They had good luck that DeAndre Levy didn't get a face-mask penalty when his hit helped jar the ball loose from Vikings quarterback Joe Webb on the last play. But the play call on that final play was perfect.
The Lions jumped out to a big lead early which was important because Minnesota quarterback Joe Webb almost came back and Tebowed them. Tom Pollin tells you what we learned.....
It would be fitting, we suppose, if a team that spent much of the early part of the season blowing big leads would erase a big deficit and emerge with a win. In Detroit, the Vikings have pulled to within 10 points of the Lions after a 65-yard touchdown run by quarterback Joe Webb, who…
The Minnesota Vikings are without running back Adrian Peterson for a third straight game. Peterson is on the inactive list Sunday at Detroit with a sprained left ankle and Toby Gerhart took his place on the depth chart. Minnesota did have quarterback Christian Ponder in the lineup. The rookie was questionable because of a hip pointer.
The Vikings won’t know until a couple hours before the game whether Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder can play, but either way the stats are stacked against the Vikings. We look at the rankings to find the few areas where they may have an advantage.
Here’s Video of Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy pulling quarterback Joe Webb’s face-mask as time expired, forcing a fumble from the Lions 1 yard line.
There was no flag on the play.
The result: a 34-28 Lions victory over the … [visit site to read more]
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