Vikings fans deserve whatever horrible fate befalls them for allowing this Tebowtard to lurk peaceably in their midst.

Minnesota took a little more than a quarter to have anything to show for their time with the ball. But the Vikes finally got the ball to Percy Harvin in the space. That got them in Bucs territory for the first time in the half. A first down run by Purple Jesus followed by a personal foul on the Bucs defense set up a Ponder float that Percy tracked down in the end zone to make it a game.

Then, just as it seemed as the Vikings were going to grab the momentum, Purple Jesus relinquished his worldly possessions to the Vikings. Doug Martin continued his monster first half, getting Tampa inside the five, leading to a Mike Williams touchdown catch to put the Bucs up 20-7 going into the half. Minnesota picked up a field goal before the half expired, but they may want to allow a pass rusher come free at Ponder on ever dropback.

Ponder has looked like hot garbage thus far, even overthrowing bubble screens, which is what you want to see when you’re taking a two-score deficit into the half. At least the Vikings can point to Brian Robison batting three passes down at the line in the first half as an encouraging sign. If only he does that and pick-sixes a few of them in the second half, the Vikings might have a decent chance at avoiding an embarrassment.