Packers Trounce Vikings

    Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris (26) runs during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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    So much for that Friday Night Lights moment. The Green Bay Packers trounced the Minnesota Vikings 24–10 in the NFC wild-card game Saturday. An injury to Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder forced Minnesota to start Joe Webb—a backup who hadn’t thrown a single pass all season. Unfortunately, Webb lived up to that billing. Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson—who torched the Packers in previous meetings—was held to a quiet 99 yards rushing. The Bengals were booted by the Texans earlier Saturday. Indianapolis takes on Baltimore, and Washington faces Seattle on Sunday.

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