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At the gun: Packers 24, Vikings 10

Posted by: under Vikings, Football on TV, NFL post-season, Packers Updated: January 5, 2013 - 10:09 PM

John Kuhn scored a pair of touchdowns and Aaron Rodgers threw for 274 yards as the Packers beat the Vikings 24-10 in a wild-card playoff game tonight in Green Bay.

Backup Joe Webb played quarterback for the Vikings, after knowing throughout last week that Christian Ponder was dealing with significant tightness and soreness in his right elbow. So as Ponder tried to rest his elbow and remained limited in practice, Webb took most of the reps with the first team offense during the team’s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practices.

Still, that didn’t lessen the peculiarity of Webb’s start at Lambeau Field. For starters, Webb became the first quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game having not thrown a pass during the regular season. In fact, Webb was on the field during the regular season for all of three snap — a kneel down and two handoffs in the final 2 minutes of the Vikings’ 30-7 win over Tennessee in Week 5.

In Saturday’s 24-10 loss to the Packers, Webb went 11-for-30 for 180 yards with a touchdown pass, a fumble and an interception. He also added 68 rushing yards.

Webb’s last extended action as a quarterback in game action had come in the preseason finale Aug. 30 in Houston, a 28-24 Vikings loss in which he went 4-for-7 for 47 yards while rushing twice for 22 yards.

Webb’s last start as a quarterback came in the 2010 season finale in Detroit. He was 20-for-32 for 145 yards and ran for 35 yards in a 20-13 loss.

His last NFL start came in Week 13 last season against Denver - he started that game as a receiver.

Kuhn became the first Packer in history to have both a rushing and receiving touchdown in two different playoff games. Kuhn had a 3-yard TD run in the second quarter and a 9-yard TD catch on Green Bay’s opening series of the second half.
 

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Seattle
Detroit 20 2nd Qtr 9:59
Philadelphia 32
Portland 23 2nd Qtr 11:15
Cleveland 31
Sacramento 6:30 PM
Toronto
Boston 7:00 PM
Minnesota
Dallas 7:00 PM
Houston
Denver 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Brooklyn 7:00 PM
Atlanta
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New York
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Utah
Washington 9:30 PM
Phoenix
Toronto 6:30 PM
New Jersey
Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
Washington
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UCF 18
Winthrop 27 1st Half 3:34
Coastal Carolina 27
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Florida State 14
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Delaware 34 1st Half 2:21
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LSU 24
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William & Mary 44
UNC-Asheville 27 1st Half 4:51
Longwood 17
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