MINNEAPOLIS - Shortly after Sunday's 31-27 loss to the depleted Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier looked every bit as defeated as his 0-3 team.
Frazier scratched his head lamenting a loss in which his defense came up with four turnovers. Offensive line struggles, an inability to run on one of the league's best run defense and another failure defensively in the final minutes all contributed to the loss. But as is the case too often over the past three years, another big focus of Frazier's postgame press conference revolved around his starting quarterback.
Christian Ponder, with two rushing touchdowns Sunday, wasn't the only reason Minnesota is now 0-3 after last year's surprise playoff appearance. Ponder though wasn't the answer again in what might as well have been a must-win game for the Vikings considering the upcoming schedule.
And so Frazier is left to throw his support once again behind his inconsistent third-year starter and hope Ponder can rally like...