Christian-Ponder-Adrian-Peterson-help-Minnesota-Vikings-rally-to-beat-Washington-Redskins-110713">stun the playoff-hopeful Redskins 34-27. It's just the second win for Minnesota this season and wow, did the Vikings (2-7) need this one as they put their four-game losing streak to bed. For the Redskins, this loss will have them scratching their heads for a while. That being said, let's find out what we can take away from this game.
Poor Christian Ponder can't catch a break
You have to feel for the young Vikings quarterback. Ponder was having a solid outing, completing 17 of 21 throws for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns. But then in the third quarter, disaster struck. Ponder scrambled out of the pocket and while running down the sideline, dove for the end zone pylon:
Do you see how he landed on his left arm? Yeah, that wasn't good. Ponder immediately started clutching his left arm and soon went to the locker room and didn't return. The news, of course, was grim:
Ponder was seen wearing a sling in the postgame news conference and said he still plans to play next Sunday. We'll have to wait and see on that. But if there's one piece of good news, it's that backup QB
came in and did an admirable job the rest of the way. Both drives he directed led to
field goals, which ended up being crucial points. Do you know who didn't get off the bench? Recently acquired quarterback
. Why did the Vikings get him again?
Just play defense when it counts