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The Vikings had no choice but to rely on their backup Joe Webb, despite the fact he hasn’t played a down of football all season. The gamble turned out to be a colossal fail only saved by the late efforts of their defense. The prowess of the continuously overlooked Packers reigned supreme all night long.
Adrian Peterson’s game was put on shutdown mode, with just 99 yards and 22 rushing on his part. But the majority of the blame of course, belongs to Joe Webb, who was simply dreadful compared to Rodgers. Once the Packers found their footing, Aaron Rodgers and crew were too much to contain as they proceeded to blow the game open before the half. Rodgers had no problem connecting with his receivers as they continuously went down the length of the field, by half time the score was 17-3.
The Vikings got dinged for 12 men on the field, which resulted in a first down for the Packers and ample opportunity for Rodgers to connect with John Kuhn for a touchdown. The key of the Packers game was their containment of Adrian Peterson, as Clay Matthews and crew lived up to their word and stopped his running game. Poor Joe Webb finished off the game with just 11 of 30 completions for 180 yards. A-Rod conversely was 23 out of 33 with 274 yards. The most shocking facet of the game…the fact the Packers only scored 24 points.
Next stop for the rolling Packers is to San Francisco . The Packers got a much needed dominating performance, albeit against a team who was playing with their 2nd string who hadn’t played in a year, but a victory is a victory.
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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...
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.
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 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 Packers were able to keep drives alive with a short passing game and Aaron Rodgers extending plays. In the minds of Vikings defenders, that was a major difference-maker.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.
John Kuhn scored two touchdowns, DuJuan Harris added another and Rodgers connected with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he threw for 274 yards. Defensively,...
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.
*Are the Broncos and Patriots locks to win at home and square off against one another in the AFC Championship Game or will the Ravens or Texans spoil their party?*Can the 49ers stop (or at least slow down) Aaron Rodgers and advance in a matchup of the NFC's two best teams?*Will the Falcons lose their first playoff game for the third season in a row?
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...
NFL Divisional Round: No.3 Green Bay Packers @ No.2 San Francisco 49ers
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Date: January 12th, 2013 8 PM EST
This is the battle everyone was hoping for when the season started, it started in Week 1 when the 49ers edged out Green Bay in Lambeau 30-22. Now just 18 weeks later Packers QB Aaron Rodgers returns home to the...
In what will be their third matchup this season, I expect this upcoming playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers to play like the others from this past season. Minnesota forced it’s way into the playoffs last week with a home victory against the Pack, however Green Bay won the division. Like their other games, Saturday will be feature Minnesota’s Adrian...
With only four games in play this weekend, there’s not a while lot you can do with your FanDuel teams. If you’re playing a large contest, odds are you’re going to find somebody with a (nearly) identical roster. That’s just the rub. With so few options out there, I’m going to tell you which options I think you should be starting/playing on your team, and who I’d be avoiding...
With the evening game of the first day of Wild Card weekend, we get treated to a rematch of a game that was pretty entertaining just six days ago; the 6th seeded Minnesota Vikings travel to familiar ground in the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to face the 3rd seed Green Bay Packers. No stranger to one another, this age old rivalry looks well on it’s way to being renewed as the...
The NFL Playoffs kick off later this afternoon, with three rookie quarterbacks set to take the field during Wild Card weekend. Generally speaking, the best games of the NFL Playoffs take place during Wild Card weekend, with this postseason being highlighted by some first and second year signal callers, mixed in with a few veterans.
It is amazing that we will not be talking about...