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Reports have been confirmed that Christian Ponder is INACTIVE for tonight’s Packers vs Vikings game.
Ponder is suffering from bursitis in his throwing elbow, an injury which takes weeks to fully heal. Despite the bumpy season Ponder has had he did manage to save his best performance for last with the week 17 victory vs the Packers.
Was there a momentum he was riding which would’ve translated to this game? That we’ll never know, but the odds of Ponder outplaying Aaron Rodgers again were most likely slim
Joe Webb is slated to start, Webb hasn’t played a down of football in a year. It’s a gamble the Vikings are willing to take at the last moment, no matter what though, the key will be to give Peterson the ball.
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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...
THEY WENT THERE
Joe Webb got the start tonight in lieu of the injured Christian Ponder and he did not fare well, at least during the first half. Webb was 3 for 12 for only 22 yards halfway through the third quarter, and you just knew angry Vikings fans would be looking for revenge. Revenge came in the form of hacking Webb’s Wikipedia page. [@jimmytraina] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Joe Webb's size and athletic ability tantalized former Minnesota Vikings' coach Brad Childress, the type of talent that can tease NFL coaches and is hard to give up on. Minnesota drafted Webb in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of Alabama-Birmingham and had decided to turn the former college quarterback into a wide receiver.
The 6-foot-4 Webb is big, strong and fast...
The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting quarterback
Christian Ponder for Saturday night's first-round playoff game at
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...
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.
After a brief warmup before Saturday night's game, Christian Ponder was ruled inactive due to an elbow injury sustained last week. Joe Webb will make NFL history by getting the start.
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...
Hours before the highly-anticipated playoff meeting between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings it was announced starting quarterback Christian Ponder was inactive with an elbow injury.
Enter back-up Joe Webb who was actually trending on twitter for much of Wild-Card Saturday.
What started as good trending (“Webb is super fast and runs the read-option, something the Packers...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
When it comes to defense the Baltimore Ravens looked flawless against the Colts. They were forcing Andrew Luck to make bad throws and were really dominating the Colts offensive line all day long.