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Pregame QB Change Hardly Affects Defense

Webb (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

The Packers prepped all week for the wrong quarterback – not that they knew. With Christian Ponder a late scratch, Joe Webb gave the Vikings little chance of leading an upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Word tricked down to the Green Bay Packers' players during pregame warm-ups, some not finding out until about 30 minutes before kickoff. The quarterback they had prepared for all week would not play. In a surprising turn of events – at least to the Packers - the Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder was put on the game day inactive list, meaning backup Joe Webb would get the start for Saturday...

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