Originally written September 16, 2012 on Football Nation:
The NFL is a passing league and the fan bases for the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings see bright futures for their teams under the leadership of their young quarterbacks.The Colts engineered a late win off an Adam Vinatieri field goal just seconds after a late game-tying Minnesota.The Heroes: Andrew Luck and Christian PonderThe two young quarterbacks did everything you could ask of them.Move the ball effectively, check: Luck went 20-31 for 224 yards for two touchdowns while Ponder went 27-35 for 245 yards and two touchdowns.Limit mistakes, check: a combined one turnover for both quarterbacks. Neither made a mistake and threw and interception. Ponder had one fumble but you cant put that all on him. That is the thing you want to see from a young quarterback, the ability to make smart plays and not force the ball.Setting up chances to tie/win the game, check: Down by a touchdown with 2:50 left to play and what does Christian Ponder do?He leads the Vikings 49 yards and hooks up...
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