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Packers Crush the Vikings 24-10

Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb (14) throws a pass in the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Ponder decided before the game that his arm was not good enough for him to play. This forced the Vikings to go to Joe Webb who did not take a snap all season as a passer. The result? Predictable. No passing game with Joe Webb trying to throw. Adrian Peterson was therefore limited. So the offense was not able to produce. This put the defense in a bad spot. The Packers easily took advantage of this situation. They went up 17-3 in the first half. And 24-3 in the third quarter. The Vikings threw up a garbage touchdown in the fourth to make it look good. But this was a rout from the beginning and everyone knew it.

We could take this game apart but what’s the point? Everyone knows where it went south. Ponder ducked out because of his sore elbow. The Vikings were forced to use Joe Webb but he could not throw the ball at all. With no passing game, the Packers defense had no trouble handling Adrian Peterson. Hey Ponder fans! You won. Your guy was the most important person on the team. Without him the Vikings had no chance. Still complaining?

This game ended when the decision was made to sit Ponder. After that it was a trainwreck. Joe Webb never had a shot. The Vikings never had a shot. This game was a disaster from the start. No use dissecting it. The Packers owned the Vikings from the first second. Good night. Good luck Green Bay in the playoffs. For the Vikings? They have to figure a lot of things out. I only have one suggestion for next year. Get a real back-up quarterback. Joe Webb has nothing.

Goodbye for 2013. Congrats Green Bay and the rest of the playoff teams. We’ll have plenty of time to dissect the Vikings. We know what players are good and what players are not. Sayonara.

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  • Jake

    To all you Webb heads who have been screaming for Webb to replace
    Ponder, talking about how much better he is than Ponder, you finally got
    your wish. Happy? Not only are you all idiots, but you could not
    possibly have been more wrong about Webb. My God was he awful; how many balls did he throw directly into the turf? How many open WR’s did miss completely? He has no business playing in this game. He lost this game single-handedly. Frazier helped too, how do you give Webb 30 passes but AP only 22 touches? Only a moron would call a game that way. The D was actually fairly solid considering they were on the field all night.

  • Art

    At least we know that J.Webb is not part of the long-term pieces to make a championship run in the near future. Therefore, for the off season, 1. the Vikings need to have a quarterback competition, 2. upgrade the receiving corps, and 3. get an offensive coordinator who can analyze the game situation and send in the right scheme for execution.