Vikings elbowed aside by Packers

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 6, 2013 - 9:22 AM

After the pregame bombshell about Christian Ponder, the Vikings' playoff ambitions gradually seeped away.

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gshozyJan. 5, 1311:46 PM

Should have called Favre!

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hobie2Jan. 5, 1311:47 PM

Odd.. no comments yet about replacing Ponder with Webb...

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kennyrogersJan. 5, 1311:53 PM

Gotta blame Frazier for the blowout. The Viking coaching staff should have found a way to get Webb a little real game action during the regular season just for circumstances like this. Another mistake, and along with not handling Percy Harvin properly and denying Peterson his chance to make history, the mistakes are starting to mount up.

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hobie2Jan. 5, 1311:56 PM

Oh.. have you ever seen such route running? How is any QB supposed to hit a receiver when they dog the route? Webb throws to the receiver on the long route and is 5 yards too long, and dumb and dumber in the booth say how he led him too much....while WATCHING THE REPLAY where the receiver takes off - and then dogs the route - and then goes back to speed... You couldn't tell where some of the Vikings receivers were going to be on the route if you were using the NASA super computer.

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walleeJan. 6, 1312:06 AM

Bottom line the Vikes overachieved with a bunch of misfits and poor management. Just proves how good Peterson really is..

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lindy_frank123Jan. 6, 1312:15 AM

well not giving Webb playing time and releasing a experienced NFL back up at the start of the season were HUGE MISTAKES.

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TWINSFANRICHJan. 6, 1312:22 AM

Bethal-Thompson should of been in there to start the second half. At leat he can pass. Poor coaching decision.

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bereasonableJan. 6, 1312:29 AM

Refs made sure the Pack got points early. Watch the replay of Nelson's catch at the 3. Jefferson had him covered until Nelson pushes him away to get separation. No flag. Holding NEVER called all game on the O-line. Williams was held on one of the two Kuehn TDs. And, is is legal to tackle Peterson by his helmet alone? He was dragged down by his helmet in the 3rd quarter. C'mon! Pack ends the game with two 5 yard penalties. Not saying the Vikes would have won had the calls been made, but it sure helps the Pack.

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djcrazyJan. 6, 1312:30 AM

Wilf still needs to do something about the QB position. Ponder is not the answer. Also, Why not give AD some practice as a WR in the off season. He is already a beast as a RB, but giving him practice as a WR so when he doesn't get handed the ball initially, he can take off down the field for a pass and run it into the end zone. This kind of training would take an already lethal weapon like AD and make him even more dangerous. If we had any half decent QB at all , we could easily win games like these. The Packers are nothing without Rodgers which is more proof that you need a decent QB to win games.

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graham298Jan. 6, 1312:53 AM

Lack of comments at 1a.m. says alot

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