Pep talks spark Vikings victory over Chicago

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 8:01 AM

Messages from veteran players, owners and coaches were an effective catalyst.

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azviking101Dec. 9, 12 3:28 PM

Basically, if Peterson is amazing and the defense forces turnovers, we have a good chance to win even with Ponder at QB. Imagine how good we'd be with a QB like Smith.

mtsilly3Dec. 9, 12 3:28 PM

Vikes had more Interception return yards than passing yards. An early Christmas gift from the Bears. The passing offense is still a major concern. Ponder is just simply not good enough

slammanDec. 9, 12 3:31 PM

Congrats to the Vikings team that won despite poor QB play and continued weak head coaching that leaves Ponder in. Coach, grow a pair and do what is best for the team, BENCH PONDER AND GIVE WEBB A least he can help the team by being a running and throwing threat.

readmylipsDec. 9, 12 3:34 PM

Can everyone please shut the hell up about Ponder? Please? It doesn't take a genius to figure out he sucks right now, but he isn't going anywhere for the rest of the year. You keep spouting the same crap over and over and over again and seem to think you're shedding some kind of new light on the situation. You are not. It's like I'm stuck in some kind of a time warp where I am being forced to listen to the Common Man show on the radio every day.

budgrant00Dec. 9, 12 3:35 PM

The story of the Vikings. A good team that could be great with a QB. We have been there all to often because the organization drafts wrong guy and then brings in a veteran for two years to nearly get to the Super Bowl.

siouxchampDec. 9, 12 3:38 PM

Bottom Line-Christian "Floater" Ponder will do NOTHING to win us a game. Keep in mind, this was a better game for him. He better be off this roster come next year. That's all I have to say.

dirtydogsDec. 9, 12 3:43 PM

Wouldn't it be great if the headline read...PONDER and Defense win a game. If Ifs and Buts were candy and nuts....then Ponder would be a good quarterback.

mahtomedi194Dec. 9, 12 3:44 PM

Peterson beats the Bears! Yippee! Looks like the Ponderous One is a total, complete and utter fraud-again! 11 for 17 for 91 yards. Not since Ryan Leaf has the NFL seen such a no talent. How did this guy make his college or better yet, high school team? He runs like a girl, throws like a little boy, and thinks like...well, does he? Sad thing is the bi-queens will not figure this out until AP demands to be traded this spring. Just you wait and see.

jayed05Dec. 9, 12 3:46 PM

Ponder still needs to go .. this guy is terrible

ericeric22Dec. 9, 12 3:46 PM

As if RGIII wasn't good enough, Cousins comes in and forces a defensive pass interference call, then completes a 15 yard pass, then rolls out and throws an 11 yard TD. Then, to ice the cake, he runs in the 2 pt conversion to send the game into OT. Washington has 2 clutch Qbs and we don't even have close to one.


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