What If Christian Ponder Had Been Healthy for Vikings’ Wild Card Game?

January 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the most surprising teams in the National Football League this season, but it should have come as a surprise to absolutely no one outside the state of Minnesota that their season came to an end Saturday night at the hands of the Green Bay Packers.
What was surprising was how it happened.
After injuring his elbow in the win last week over Green Bay that elevated the Vikings to the playoffs Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder was a late scratch, leaving Joe Webb, who had thrown a grand total of zero passes this year, as the starter under center for the Vikings.
Predictably, that didn't go so well, and as fans of the Vikings' lament their 24-10 loss and the end of the 2012 season, many will no doubt cling to the belief that if Ponder had been able to play things would have been different.
If that helps alleviate the pain of this defeat then have at it, but don't kid yourself folks.
Granted, Webb was mostly awful, completing onl...

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