At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Green Bay Packers lead the Minnesota Vikings, 24-3, and their NFC Wild Card contest is all but over. The Packers scored with their first drive of the third quarter, with John Kuhn punching in a short pass. Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the team, called it a dagger. If it wasn't actually a dagger, Sam Shields' interception of Joe Webb to close the quarter might have.
It's been an ugly game for Webb so far. He's 7-20 passing for 61 yards and a pick so far. He's been useful as a runner, picking up 60 yards on the ground, but he hasn't been able to throw the ball well enough to make up for that ... or to open things up for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' best player is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry.
Could this have been a different game with Christian Ponder? Perhaps, but this is turning into an absolute whooping, and it's tough to see the Vikings winning a game in which the Packers play like this. Their defense has stepped up with Charles Woodson back at safety, and Aaron Rodgers has played virtually mistake-free football.