Vikings making push after Ponder exits


It would be fitting, we suppose, if a team that spent much of the early part of the season blowing big leads would erase a big deficit and emerge with a win.

In Detroit, the Vikings have pulled to within 10 points of the Lions after a 65-yard touchdown run by quarterback Joe Webb, who has replaced Christian Ponder.

Ponder exited after being blown up by Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch following an interception.  It’s unclear if Ponder is injured or whether he has been benched.

For the day, Ponder has three interceptions and a lost fumble.  Webb has completed zero of two passes.

The Lions led, 28-7.  In September, the Lions erased a 20-point lead by the Vikings to win in overtime at Minnesota.

UPDATE 3:43 p.m. ET:  The Vikings have announced that Ponder was removed as the result of a coach’s decision.