Christian Ponder QB MIN Oct 17 '78

Christian Ponder (elbow) is inactive for Saturday night's Wild Card game against the Packers.

Ponder's elbow bursitis simply didn't improve. Joe Webb, a dual-threat former sixth-round pick out of UAB, will get the start at quarterback at Lambeau Field. It's hard to say how the change will affect Minnesota's offense, but OC Bill Musgrave knew this was a possibility because Webb took all of the first-team reps during the week. It will be interesting to see whether Musgrave incorporates zone-read plays, taking a page out of the Redskins, Seahawks, and Panthers' book.

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