Ponder Inactive, Webb to Start for Vikings

By KBJR News 1

Ponder Inactive, Webb to Start for Vikings

January 5, 2013 Updated Jan 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM CST

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is officially listed as inactive for Saturday night, meaning Joe Webb will start for Minnesota in the team's wild card playoff matchup against Green Bay.

Ponder was listed as questionable on the Vikings' injury report this week after hitting his right elbow on a helmet in the first half of last week's win in the team's regular season finale against this same Packers team.

The second-year starting quarterback threw about 15 passes at Lambeau Field during warmups, but returned quickly to the locker room with several members of the team's training staff.

According to Elias, Webb will become the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game after not attempting a single throw during the regular season.

Webb's last start for Minnesota came in Week 17 of last season, completing 17-of-32 passes in a 17-13 loss to Chicago.

Saturday's game is set for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Lambeau Field and can be seen in the Northland on KBJR6 and Range11.

Posted by Zach Schneider
Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.