Twitter Reacts to Packers Win over Vikings in Wild-Card Round

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Twitter Reacts to Packers Win over Vikings in Wild-Card Round
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The opening night of the 2013 NFL Wildcard round was capped off by a divisional matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.

These teams split their regular season meetings, with Minnesota winning just last weekend by a score of 37-34 to sneak into the postseason.

The intrigue of this game was heightened by the fact that Minnesota starting QB Christian Ponder was sidelined with an elbow injury. Joe Webb took the snaps in his place and had a large effect on the game's outcome.

Hint: the results were not good. 

However, we start with a look at Lambeau Field before kickoff.

 

 

As game time drew closer, all the talk surrounded Webb and Ponder. Pro Football Talk was quick to stir up a potential controversy.

 

 

CBSSports.com insider Mike Freeman quickly pointed out Webb's struggles once the game began.

 

 

One fan pointed out the thoughts of more than a few Bears fans after Ponder was seen in street clothes.

 

 

Webb went 3-of-12 for 22 yards passing in the first half and parody account Peyton's Head was ready to scrutinize him as the teams headed to the break.

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Webb was harassed by the Packers defensive line for most of the game

 

 

His Hail Mary attempt to end the first half did not help matters:

 

 

Bill Simmons took the opposite position of most of Twitter as he scrutinized Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on his decision making near the end of the second quarter.

 

 

The Packers Twitter account highlighted an interesting achievement of Aaron Rodgers during the third quarter.

 

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Aaron Rodgers was able to do whatever he wanted against the Vikings defense

 

This fan somehow made an Angels in the Outfield movie reference actually relevant as the Packers took a 24-3 third quarter lead.

 

 

Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com pointed out that Minnesota still needed to lean on Adrian Peterson even as the game became a blowout.

 

 

While this Ex-Replacement Ref parody account threw yet another jab at Joe Webb with a Brett Favre reference.

 

 

CNN analyst Roland Martin shared the feelings of most viewers as the fourth quarter got underway.

 

 

A fake Tim Tebow account tried to lift the Vikings fans' spirits in its own twisted way.

 

 

Rich Eisen took a moment to reflect on what could have been just a week ago.

 

 

Towards the end of the night, Bleacher Report discovered that internet users were having some fun at the expense of Joe Webb's Wikipedia page.

 

 

ESPN Stats and Info summed up everything quite nicely with this fact about Webb's performance near the end of the fourth quarter.

 

 

Until the Packers forgot to play defense, that is. Webb successfully connected on a touchdown pass with Michael Jenkins, as pointed out by Tom Pelissero.

 

 

And then, finally, the game ended. Green Bay won by a score of 24-10. The joy will be short-lived, however, as the Packers must now prepare for a meeting with the 49ers next weekend.

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