Upstart teams riding young guns

Commitment to QBs paying off for surprising Minnesota, Miami, Indy, St. Louis

Originally Published: October 12, 2012
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

When the season started, most prognosticators pegged Minnesota, Miami, Indianapolis and St. Louis for last place.

Football's most surprising teams share something other than early-season success. Young quarterbacks are leading them.

From Minnesota to Miami, from Indianapolis to St. Louis, the quarterbacks the franchises invested in and are counting on have produced.

Christian Ponder, in his second season, has outplayed all other quarterbacks in the ...

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