Bears Lead Vikings 14-13 at the Half


It’s never boring with the Vikings. Even the totally meaningless last game of the regular season has had intrigue and excitement. Unfortunately, some of that excitement came at the expense of Christian Ponder who suffered an aggravation of his injured hip after being hit hard. Enter Joe Webb who did what Joe Webb does…namely, create electricity. Webb came out on fire, completing his first six passes. The Vikings didn’t produce much in the way of points with Webb out there, but Webb did add more fuel to the fires of quarterback controversy with his dazzling playmaking. It will be an interesting off-season of debate between the Ponder camp and the Webb faction. I remain on the fence. I love watching Webb operate but my concern is that he’ll never be a good enough true passer to lead a team on a championship run. In the end it’s not about crazy plays, it’s about winning.

Oh I almost forgot about the other big storyline: Jared Allen has 1.5 sacks on the game, leaving him 2 behind Michael Strahan for the all-time record. There’s something to root for in the second half.

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  • WhiteBearLakeFan

    I don’t get it. I’m certainly not a pro football or a Minnesota Vikings expert; not by a longshot, but I find this Christian Ponder vs. Joe Webb thing disheartening. I mean, Ponder gets hit and goes out of the game, Joe Webb goes in, and the fans go wild. What? If Webb even had a chance at being our guy, why’d we draft Ponder, and why’d we bring in Donovan “My career was over 4 years ago” McNabb? Doesn’t Ponder need and deserve more support from the fans than he’s getting? I think so, and I find the fans attitude more than irritating. I’m sure that a fan will get on here and point out the error of my ways, but I feel better for having vented. Thanks.