Found October 28, 2011 on Pro Football Talk:
The Packers were unhappy with the roughing the passer penalty that linebacker Clay Matthews picked up for a hit on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder Sunday. So they’ll be happy to know that Matthews wasn’t fined. The league office confirmed to PFT that Matthews did not get fined this week. Although the NFL didn’t actually come…

Sansevere: Ponder one reason to watch Vikings

The Vikings have one win. That would be great if the season was only a week old. But unless your memory is as unreliable as the Vikings' secondary, you know they have played seven games and have just that one win and six losses. If you do the math, you'll realize the Vikings would have to win eight of their final nine games to finish with a winning record. Chaz Bono has...

Sunday slant: Prep work put QBs on star track

Christian Ponder and Cam Newton were both working hard in Florida when they didn’t have to, and that prep time put them ahead of schedule for early success. Now their teams face each other, the first time in Vikings history where two rookie quarterbacks will start.

After 51 years, a Vikings first

The Vikings have been playing in the NFL for more than 51 years, but Sunday’s game will mark a first for them when Christian Ponder and Cam Newton start on opposing teams.

Five things to watch for against Carolina

A week eight game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers, two teams with a combined three wins, would seem to lack a bit of excitement. Not this time. Two players change the outlook of Sundays game at Carolina rookie quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Cam Newton.Newton was the top-overall pick in Aprils draft and an immediate starter for the Panthers. Ponder was...

QB Master Class: Chris Weinke on Christian Ponder

After talking with former NFL quarterback and current IMG Madden Football Academy Director Chris Weinke about his work with Cam Newton (here and here), we also discussed the finishing work Weinke did with ex-Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder, who impressed in his first NFL start against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. With Newton's Panthers and Ponder's Vikings...

Rookie QBs Ponder, Newton take center stage in Carolina

The play of Cam Newton is providing a bright outlook for the Panthers. The Vikings hope for the same from Christian Ponder. The rookies square off Sunday.

Olof vs. Nils: Is Frazier doing the right things?

Is Frazier doing all the right things as head coach?Olof:Leslie Frazier is absolutely doing a great job for the Vikings. He knew the time was right to end the McNabb era and give Christian Ponder his chance. And look how Ponder responded! He almost beat those durn Packers. He also made the right call getting rid of Bernard Berrian. That man was becoming a huge distraction. You can’t...

Carolina Panthers (2-5) vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-6)

This is going to be an exciting game between two impressive rookie QBs in Cam Newton of the Panthers and Christian Ponder of the Vikings.  The Panthers are 2-2 at home and they gave the Packers and Saints good fights in the losses.  The Vikings are 0-3 on the road where they have been outscored 85-44, but the Vikings had Donovan McNabb under center for those game.  Here is a look...

Rookie QBs collide as Vikings visit Panthers

By JEFF BARTL, STATS WriterThe Carolina Panthers aren't having an ideal season, but the play of Cam Newton is providing a bright outlook for the future. The Minnesota Vikings hope to have the same feeling now that they've turned to Christian Ponder. The rookies square off when Carolina hosts Minnesota on Sunday. Newton, the No. 1 overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner...
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