Found December 12, 2011 on
The Minnesota Vikings suffered yet another defeat this afternoon, their fifth straight, but they proved one thing-QB Joe Webb needs to be more involved in this offense. Entering the game for injured rookie QB Christian Ponder, Joe Webb threw for a touchdown and rushed for over 100 yards on seven carries.
Minnesota was able to rush for 269 yards against the Detroit Lions without the services of RB Adrian Peterson. Toby Gerhart added 90 yards on 19 carries. Joe Webb is a tremendous athlete and he needs to be more involved in the Minnesota offensive scheme.
Webb was drafted by the former coaching regime while Brett Favre was the head signal caller. Favre and the former coaching staff is gone and Christian Ponder is the quarterback this coaching regime has gone all in with. Joe Webb might be listed as a quarterback, but it’s time to get him more involved in the offense, giving him 8-10 touches of the ball per game.
Minnesota should sign a veteran quarterback for backup duti...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Cute little touchdown dance, don't you think?
Joe Webb has some wheels. He bolted 65 yards for the score. Caught everyone by surprise.
Webb's run ended a nine-play, 81-yard scoring drive in 3:41.
Webb replaced Christian Ponder midway through this third quarter.
In a span of less than a minute, Jake Locker and Joe Webb fell just short of leading their teams to comeback victories. Hey, nobody ever said it was easy to finish in the NFL.
The 4th quarter starts with a nicely designed fake reverse into a screen to Williams. 1st down at the Vikes' 23.
Now there's a horse collar! 15 yards!
Even the blind could see this penalty...
Lions 1st and 10 at the Vikes' 12!
Williams bursts off tackle, 8 yards! 3rd and 2. But he's stuffed on 3rd down for no gain.
Lions go for it on 4th and 1 from the 2. Nope...
Backup quarterback Joe Webb replaced Christian Ponder with the Vikings down 31-14 in the third quarter. The Vikings came within 1 yard of victory against the Detroit Lions and lost on a controversial final play.
Christian Ponder had four turnovers and Joe Webb one, many of them due to holding onto the ball too long. We review the uneven performances, with evaluation from Leslie Frazier and Ponder.
The video will be played on ESPN on the hour, every hour until next Sunday. Every Detroit Lions player will have to answer a plethora of questions about it and head coach Jim Schwartz will have to answer even more. Sports analysts will debate the play until the cows come home and NFL fans will wring their collective hands and lament the fortunes of the dirtiest team in football....
Joe Webb made the most of his chance to practice with the first team, but it's also clear Christian Ponder wasn't himself after his hip pointer.
Joe Webb faked a pass before moving slightly to his left, trying to cap an improbable comeback with yet another scramble.
The Detroit Lions survived a wild comeback by Joe Webb to keep their playoff hopes alive, beating the Minnesota Vikings, 34-28, at Ford Field.
The Vikings were mauled by the Lions 34-28 at Ford Field.
Quarterback Christian Ponder fired two touchdowns but also chucked three interceptions - which led to the rookie being benched in favor of Joe Webb, who went on to complete12 of 23 passes for 84 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Webb also showed off his running ability with a game-high 109 yards...
Backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled
deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit escaped with a 34-28
win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit escaped with a 34-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
I can’t honestly say that I have ever been more frustrated watching a sporting event than I was watching the second half of the Lions-Vikings game on Sunday.
The Lions controlled the first half of the game, forcing four turnovers and scoring 31 points. They built a 17 point lead at halftime and looked comfortably in control of the game. The Vikings even benched quarterback...
There are as many as 16 games a week in the NFL, and on average, there are 155 plays during each of those games.
Seven officials monitor the action on the field, and there's a replay official upstairs. Most of the time, they make a very difficult job look easy.
However, there are missed calls in every game. As an official, you hope a miss doesn't happen on the last play...