Contact Us

Josh Freeman to Start For the Vikings Monday Night

Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images

It’s not a shock, but it is now official.  The Minnesota Vikings will have their third starting quarterback in 6 games when Josh Freeman goes under center Monday night against the New York Giants.

The Vikings hit the road with hopes of not becoming the first victory for the struggling New York Giants.  Josh Freeman will get his first start, Christian Ponder will be the backup and Matt Cassel has been demoted to third string.  Freeman really has nothing to lose because if he struggles he can fall back on the fact that he’s only had a week to practice and if he looks good his stock skyrockets.

However, the Vikings defense remains a tremendous liability and you can bet Eli Manning is looking forward to throwing on the worst secondary he’s faced all year.  Nothing can snap a losing streak quite like a Monday Night Football home game against a team struggling to find an identity.

That being said, the Vikings do have a chance.  They key will be to grind it out on the ground with Adrian Peterson, have Josh Freeman move the chains with his arm or legs when he has too, and hope Eli Manning continues to be a turnover machine.

Both teams know what they need to do to win the game, the question is who will come best prepared and execute?

Best of B105

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B105 Backstage quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B105 Backstage contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.