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The Vikings task tonight recently got just a little bit more difficult. According to Al Michaels, reporting during a break in the early game between the Bengals and the Texans, indicated that Ponder tried out his arm before the game before the team declared him inactive. Joe will be the Vikings' starter.
The most glaring difference between Webb and Ponder is that Webb is a distinctly mobile quarterback. He can keep plays alive in the pocket that would result in a sack with Ponder in the game. On the downside, Webb has yet to attempt a pass this season.
The change will certainly affect both teams. The Packers will now have to worry about a quarterback scramble for a big gain, and the switch at quarterback will put more pressure on Adrian Peterson and the Vikings' running attack.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder said his injured right arm wouldn't have allowed him to play in Saturday night's playoff game in Green Bay. On Monday, he demonstrated why.
With the team cleaning out the locker room Monday, Ponder showed off severe bruising in his right arm, the result of a hit of a hit from Packers safety Morgan Burnett in the final...
Christian Ponder was held out of the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff game on Saturday with an arm injury, and now we have a chance to see how it looks.
Shari L. Gross of the Minneapolis Star Tribune shared this photo of Ponder Monday:
Photo of #Vikings @cponder7 showing me his bruised bicep. twitter.com/SGrossStrib/st…
— Shari L. Gross(@SGrossStrib) January 7, 2013
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Adrian Peterson was the best player for the Minnesota Vikings all season. There is no debating that. But as great as the team's star running back was, he needed some help from quarterback Christian Ponder in order to get the Vikings into the playoffs.
Throughout most of the season, Peterson didn't get that help. In his second NFL season, Ponder mostly struggled...
The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Christian
Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield as questionable to play today during the
team’s rematch against the Green Bay Packers, reports Josh Alper of Pro
Quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine
Winfield have both been given the 50/50 designation by the team on Friday.
Ponder has been limited...
GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- If Dom Capers has a scouting report on Joe Webb, he had to dust it off at the last minute. The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting quarterback Christian Ponder for Saturday night’s NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field against the Vikings. Ponder, who was limited mostly to mental work at practice this week, tested his sore right (throwing) elbow during...
The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting quarterback
Christian Ponder for Saturday night's first-round playoff game at
Green Bay Packers fans are rejoicing today, because Vikings starting QB Christian Ponder, better known as the husband of ESPN reporter Samantha Steele, well it’s Samantha Ponder now, is unavailable. Multiple sources say Joe Webb will start at quarterback. Yikes for Minnesota Vikings fans.
Ponder is bad enough himself, and the Vikes have no receivers. Now they’re stuck with Webb...
Green Bay lost the season finale in Minnesota to the Vikings on December 30th, splitting the season series against their division rival Vikings, with each team winning their home game.
The big question in this game is: can Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder do enough for the Vikings to win? The big names on offense for these two teams may be Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers,...
The Packers prepped all week for the wrong quarterback – not that they knew. With Christian Ponder a late scratch, Joe Webb gave the Vikings little chance of leading an upset in the first round of the playoffs.
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The Vikings beat the Packers just last week so they will definitely hang within 8 of the Packers this week right? Well, that seems to be what everything thinks as the public is all over the Vikings. However, as is frequently the case when the public likes a dog, I expect them to be wrong. The Vikings are a...
Adrian Peterson was shut down and Christian Ponder sidelined.
That left the Minnesota Vikings short-handed, overmatched and barely able to do much of anything against the Green Bay Packers.
Peterson was held to 99 yards, after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay, and Joe Webb struggled in place of Ponder as the Packers rolled to a 24-10 victory over the...
The Minnesota Vikings will play against the Green Bay Packers this Saturday in the opening round of the NFC playoffs. NBC will carry this game which has a 8 pm EST kickoff from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
These two teams met last Sunday in that game the Vikings upended the Packers to earn a playoff birth. The Packers lost out on a first round bye with that loss but will host...
The Minnesota Vikings have an uphill climb to say the least tonight traveling up to the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field even more so now that Joe Webb was named the starting quarterback tonight despite never throwing a single pass the entire season. Christian Ponder is suffering from elbow bursitis and has been deemed inactive [...]The post Keys to Victory for the Minnesota Vikings...
The NFL Wildcard game at Lambeau Field last evening between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings unfolded a bit differently than expected. The outcome was the same: a victory, as most had predicted, including yours truly, by a final score of 24-10. But how it all played out was...different.Ponder out, Webb inFirst, and to the surprise of many, ViQueens QB Christian Ponder...