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Ponder still bad, Peterson still good


For most teams, second-and-13 is a passing down. For the Vikings, second-and-13 is a perfect time to hand off to Adrian Peterson.

That was the down and distance the Vikings faced on their second drive when they called a handoff to Peterson, who went up the middle, found a small hole, then cut to his left, burst upfield and raced to the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown that gave the Vikings a 7-3 lead.

Peterson is still the NFL’s best running back, but unfortunately for the Vikings they may have the NFL’s worst quarterback situation right now. Whether it’s Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman or Matt Cassel, the Vikings don’t have a good quarterback on the roster. Ponder killed the Vikings’ first drive with a terrible interception.

Now the question is whether Peterson can do enough for the Vikings to overcome that problem at quarterback.

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32 Responses to “Ponder still bad, Peterson still good”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2013 8:59 PM

    Vikings fans still the worst.

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Are refs allowed to help players up? I saw one give RGIII a hand after getting knocked down. Doesn’t that display favoritism?

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Nov 7, 2013 9:03 PM

    Thursday night football should be moved to Saturday night !

  4. allday296 says: Nov 7, 2013 9:05 PM

    Redskins terrified of kicking it to patterson

  5. dwarftosser says: Nov 7, 2013 9:07 PM

    AP is incredible, might be the best rb ever.. but without a good QB you can’t win consistently in the NFL.

  6. marlin6262 says: Nov 7, 2013 9:08 PM

    Think it’s about time they let Peterson throw the ball too.

  7. serkeljerks says: Nov 7, 2013 9:09 PM

    Even the refs don’t want to be exposed to this game.

  8. rikker12 says: Nov 7, 2013 9:09 PM

    1-7 vikings

  9. purplengold says: Nov 7, 2013 9:10 PM

    save AP for next year

  10. pftmz says: Nov 7, 2013 9:11 PM

    ^ No, it displays humanity.

  11. basilray says: Nov 7, 2013 9:15 PM

    He looked pretty good on the Vikes 2nd touchdown drive. Then again, Washington’s D isn’t exactly a fearsome unit.

  12. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2013 9:24 PM

    What have we learned?

    Greenway can’t tackle, and Jared Allen is still dirty.

  13. apkyletexas says: Nov 7, 2013 9:25 PM

    And just like that, Ponder goes 10-11 for 85 yards and a TD.

    Reverse jinx?

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 7, 2013 9:30 PM

    Adrian Peterson is just unreal. As soon as he got past the line of scrimmage, I said “TOUCHDOWN”, and it wasn’t a reach to do so.

  15. allday296 says: Nov 7, 2013 9:48 PM

    They need to start hitting RG3, he is way to comfortable

  16. f1restarter says: Nov 7, 2013 9:49 PM

    Damn, the Vikings are bad. I wonder who’ll get a win first, Seneca Wallace or Christian Ponder?

  17. tokyohandfaster says: Nov 7, 2013 10:00 PM

    Adrian Peterson is the best person to ever touch the football. Ponder is someone who NOBODY

  18. tokyohandfaster says: Nov 7, 2013 10:01 PM

    Adrian Peterson is the best person to ever touch the football. Ponder is someone who NOBODY wants to see play in purple. Even the last few of his supporters have abandoned ship.

  19. raideralex99 says: Nov 7, 2013 10:04 PM

    The Vikings defence is the problem … seriously 3 guys wide open on the last TD. What a joke.

  20. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 7, 2013 10:05 PM

    AP only has 7 rushes. Musgrave either purposely is tanking the season or he is just the biggest idiot in the nfl. 2 of the past 3 games he’s had a combined 22 rushes. Musgraves game plans are unacceptable, the entire coaching staff is a huge joke. The players are bad for the most part but this coaching is the worst

  21. fstpstr says: Nov 7, 2013 10:43 PM

    Jags fan here… Trust me, this is not the worst QB situation in the league.

  22. dodohead418 says: Nov 7, 2013 11:20 PM

    I bet the Vike fans are hoping Freeman gets familar with the Vikes offense sooner rather than later because their other two QBs absolutely stinks.

  23. officialgame says: Nov 7, 2013 11:49 PM

    Ponder played a pretty good game. In fact I think if he played for a innovative coaching staff he could excel. Case in point, when a team has 8 guys in the box to stop the run on every first down throw the dam ball. When both saftety’s are positioned down low in the box even on first down throw the dam ball. Ponder has to deal with to many 2nd and 3rd and long which plays into the opponents hands.

  24. depotnator says: Nov 7, 2013 11:58 PM

    Ponder had a great game before getting hurt.

  25. allday296 says: Nov 8, 2013 12:46 AM

    Peterson is the best RB to ever play in the league

  26. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 8, 2013 1:02 AM

    Ponder was 17-21 for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and the interception. He led the team to four touchdowns before leaving with a separated shoulder. Doesn’t sound that bad to me.

  27. defscottyb says: Nov 8, 2013 1:28 AM

    Skins gave that game away period.

  28. treesloth16 says: Nov 8, 2013 2:17 AM

    Ponder looked promising until Samantha Steele.

  29. alexjm3449 says: Nov 8, 2013 2:31 AM

    EildCat with AD and Webb!!

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2013 10:39 AM

    defscottyb says: Nov 8, 2013 1:28 AM

    Skins gave that game away period.

    They got beat. And it would have been worse without the gift on the first series of the game.

    The Bolts gave the game away on Sunday. Washington got beat. There is a difference.

  31. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2013 10:42 AM

    And after the Vikes GAVE AWAY THE GAME Sunday to Dallas, they deserved a break. Thank God it came at Warshington’s expense.

  32. 1papabob says: Nov 9, 2013 12:12 AM


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