Found May 20, 2013 on Know It All Football:
Somehow, I know quite a few Minnesota Viking fans. A common trait they all share is their displeasure — bordering on embarassment — in regard to Minnesota’s starting quarterback, Christian Ponder. “We’d be fine if we had a better quarterback” is a phrase I’ve heard more than once from more than one disgruntled fan. I must be honest and say that I haven’t spent a lot of time watching Ponder or the Vikings play over the past few years. One game I did watch was the Viking’s Week 17 win over Green Bay, a game that clinched a playoff berth for Minnesota. I then tuned in the following week to watch the Vikings lose to that very same Green Bay team by two touchdowns. There were only two notable differences between the first and second game: the location and Minnesota’s starting quarterback. Let’s be honest here. Homefield advantage is important, however, it is not worth a 17 point swing between two playoff teams. Yet that’s what happened last season when Minnesota won the first matchup with G
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