Found November 23, 2012 on Football Extra Points:
If anyone doubts the importance of a quality starting QB being the key to success in the NFL, look at the Cardinals. After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day.  For the season that makes it 106-57.  I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season. Let's take a look at week 12. Minnesota at Chicago - The Vikings are coming off their bye week to face a Bears team that got destroyed last week by the 49ers.  The Vikings started off hot but lost several games after Ponder started to turn the ball over.  A weeks rest will help AP with his recovery and he'll be fresh to run the ball.  If Ponder can manage the game against the Bears defense the Vikings will win this game. The Bears were embarrassed last week on the national stage.  Everyone got to see why Cutler is always so mad at his offensive line, they're terrible.  Cutler covers up so many issues on offense it's crazy.  Anyone that criticized Cutler for his actions aga...
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