Found January 05, 2013 on
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Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers
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 haven’t seen”) quickly turned into bad trending when the audience learned Webb cannot throw a football.
Subsequently, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers picked apart the Vikings in a 24-10 win.
What It Means: The Packers are finally healthy and appear to have figured out how to mask some of their deficiencies. The offensive line did a commendable job by keeping Rodgers’ jersey clean on only five quarterback hits. MVP candidate Adrian Peterson managed only 99 yards on 22 carries with credit due to Dom Capers and his game-plan to stack the box and prevent AP from getting into open space. Match this game with th...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Yes, clearly the Mark Sanchez butt fumble is still 100 time worse than this, but this play is easily #2 right? Why would you even think about throwing that? Don't coaches tell you in pee wee football to take the sack at this point??? No way that pass was ending up in a positive play. I thought Webb would at least put up a fight last night, but Sanchez #2 made the game...
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...
From Midnight to Six in Thirty Minutes:
Well, that's being pretty generous. My playoff boner went from solid to flaccid in much less time than that. In fact, I'd probably say it took all of 15 minutes, or by the end of the first quarter, for me to feel like ****. The boner was gone at the end of the first quarter, the drinks stopped flowing by half time. You tell me which...
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.
Joe Webb has been slated to start at quarterback Saturday night vs. Green Bay.
Christian Ponder is being hindered by elbow bursitis and was not deemed fit to lead the Vikings into battle. Stud running back Adrian Peterson remains a strong fantasy play despite the change at quarterback.
The Minnesota Vikings were soundly defeated by the Green Bay Packers 10-24 and the biggest truth the game proved is the continued decline of the value of franchise running backs in the NFL. Adrian Peterson was the biggest story going into the game, because he was only 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season record with 2,097 yards after coming back from major knee...
The Minnesota Vikings got absolutely leveled during their lopsided NFC Wild Card loss to Green Bay on Saturday, 24-10. Backup quarterback Joe Webb was forced into action after starter Christian Ponder was unable to play. The results were painful.And such was the case for Minnesota reporter Lee Valsvik, who got pancaked on the air by one of her camera man as she was trying to deliver...
Even though NBC tried very hard to pretend that Joe Webb is super awesome to sell this playoff game that they’re broadcasting, it is great entertainment to watch the Webbslinger throw the ball. The first attempt was a one-hopper to a receiver on a 3rd down in the red zone. The second was a desperate heave on a 3rd down on the next drive that went straight up and was somehow not...
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.
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...
Just in case you were wondering why Joe Webb got the start for the Vikings on Saturday, take a look at this photo. What was being described as a “deep tricep bruise” held Christian Ponder out of Minnesota’s Wild Card match-up with the Packers Although there are no doctors on staff here at BC we can confirm that this bruising is not normal.
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We all know...
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.
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...
This Was Also A Dull Game
> Joe Webb got the start for the Vikings, disappointing the huge national TV audience that was only tuning in to watch Christian Ponder> RB Adrian Peterson got 33 yards on the Vikings' first drive, or a large amount while the Packer defense adjusted to the idea that they didn't need to defend past five yards beyond the line of scrimmage>...