Joe Webb’s playoff debut went as you might expect, and as many Vikings drives this year went without him.
They ran the ball, and kicked a field goal, and lead the Packers 3-0.
Their first eight plays with their backup quarterback were runs, two of them by Webb, before a ugly pass set up Blair Walsh for the game’s first point. Included in the running total was a 17-yard Webb scramble to convert a first down.
The Vikings used some read-option plays with him, and clearly have confidence in his ability to replace injured starter Christian Ponder.
“We just felt like it wouldn’t be the wise thing to do,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said during a pregame interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya. “We decided to go with Joe, give Christian a little bit more time, get him ready for next week.”
We’ll see about that part, but so far, so good for Webb.