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Josh Freeman to start Sunday vs. Packers

Vikings QB Josh Freeman will get the start on Sunday vs. the Packers despite an historically bad performance in his debut with the team in Monday's loss to the Giants. (Al Bello/Getty Images) Despite his historically bad performance Monday, Vikings QB Josh Freeman is still the starter. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman will start Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers, according to a tweet Tuesday afternoon from ESPN's SportsCenter.

The 25-year-old got his first start with the Vikings on Monday in a 23-7 loss on the road to the New York Giants. Freeman became just the second quarterback ever to attempt 50 passes but throw for fewer than 200 yards and fail to toss a touchdown. All told, he completed 37.7 percent of his passes and averaged 3.58 yards per attempt.

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Earlier in October, the Vikings signed Freeman to a one-year deal after he was released just days earlier by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In September, it had been reported that Freeman entered a drug rehab facility.

Minnesota could elect to go with quarterbacks Matt Cassel or Christian Ponder if Freeman remains on the wrong side of history. The Vikings are currently 1-5 and at the bottom of the NFC North heading into Sunday's matchup vs. the Packers, who lead the division with a 4-2 record.

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https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/392731612947173376

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