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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Joe Webb set a Minnesota Vikings' single-game record on Sunday, but it was the type of mark that he might never be able to replicate.
With seven carries for 109 rushing yards, Webb set a team record for single-game rushing by a quarterback. He displayed the type of athletic ability that Minnesota could use more of on offense. Yet as a backup quarterback, Webb won't often get those chances.
He's been tried at quarterback and wide receiver since the Vikings selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft and the team is still trying to figure out the best way to use Webb's abilities.
"He is a guy who can create plays when there's nothing there," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said. "And we have to do more as far as getting him out there and trying to put him in position to make some plays, especially when Adrian (Peterson) is not playing and you're relying so much on Percy (Harvin). We need all our playmakers on the fiel...
BEST OF MAXIM
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 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.
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 Detroit Lions survived a wild comeback by Joe Webb to keep their playoff hopes alive, beating the Minnesota Vikings, 34-28, at Ford Field.
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.
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.
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....
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...
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...