Originally posted on The Viking Age  |  Last updated 12/11/11
The Vikings may be losers but at least they’re entertaining losers. For the second straight week they hung with a playoff team and had a chance to win it late, only to watch a turnover end their hopes for a thrilling upset. Things got crazy for the Vikings in the second half, starting with Christian Ponder being benched (maybe to protect his injured hip, maybe to protect Leslie Frazier from having to watch him throw any more interceptions). Enter Joe Webb, who promptly ran for a 66-yard touchdown. The Lions’ offense should’ve come out after that and shut the door on the Vikings, but they didn’t. Their play calling may have been too conservative, or maybe it’s just that they have a really terrible offensive line. Whatever the reasons behind the listless second half performance, the Lions let the Vikings hang around and hang around. … [visit site to read more] Vikings Drop a Thriller to the Lions, 34-28 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Op...
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