Vikings name Josh Freeman starting QB against Giants

Vikings name Josh Freeman starting QB against Giants
October 16, 2013, 7:30 pm
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The Vikings have had a lingering problem at quarterback all season. Minnesota has trotted out Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel without much success. The duo have combined for for 1,180 yards, with five touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2013.

Will the third person will be the team's good luck charm?

On Wednesday, the team announced that Josh Freeman will start at QB when the Vikings hit the road to battle the winless the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 7.

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The Vikings signed Freeman to a one-year, $3 million deal after he was released by the Buccaneers on Oct. 3. Freeman fell out of favor with the coaching staff in Tampa Bay and was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. The former first-round pick passed for 571 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

Coming off a surprising playoff run in 2012, the Vikings appear to be back in rebuilding mode and will likely see what they have in Freeman.

Will that extended look go far enough into the season when the Vikings host the Bears in Minneapolis on Dec. 1?