Found October 26, 2011 on Los That Sports Blog:
  The Minnesota Vikings gave 2011 first round draft pick Christian Ponder his first start against the defending Super Bowl champs last weekend and, all things considered, he played fairly well. Ponder completed 13 of his 32 passes for 219 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s. This was his first pass attempt of the [...]

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...

Receiver corps helping Ponder get up to speed

The Minnesota Vikings receiver corps is a unit in turmoil these days, with veteran Bernard Berrian getting shown the door for underperforming earlier this week. That just means the receivers who are still around have to work that much harder to make sure rookie quarterback Christian Ponder gets up to speed as quickly as possible. Ponder made his first career start in a 33-27 loss...

Donovan McNabb not happy about benching, but accepts new role

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Clay Matthews not fined for roughing Christian Ponder

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…

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.

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.

Rudolph getting better as each week passes

Back in April, the Minnesota Vikings drafted quarterback Christian Ponder 12th overall and tight end Kyle Rudolph 43rd overall in the hopes of re-energizing the passing attack and putting together a duo that would give fans something to cheer about for years to come. Six months later, the plan is at least starting to take shape. Ponder got his first NFL start last Sunday, and Rudolph...

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...

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Horrible Football Edition

We are seven weeks into the NFL season and I have no clue what to make of it. Teams are wildly inconsistent and we may have just had the worst week of games yet. We had three nearly unwatchable games (Browns-Seahawks, Broncos-Dolphins, Ravens-Jaguars), the “return” of Carson Palmer, and the worst combination of prime time football games since ‘Nam. The Saints scored more points...

Vikings-Panthers Preview

The 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 from Auburn, has headed the...
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