Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/19/13
Last week: 25 On paper, almost beating the Bears is Chicago looks impressive, but consider that the Vikings lost despite winning the turnover battle, which only happens about 21% of the time. Christian Ponder didn’t have a bad game, completing 16 of 30 for 227 yards, a touchdown, and an interception and he probably kept Matt Cassel at bay for another week, after it was reported before the game that the Vikings were closer to benching him than you’d think. However, he still needed 123 yards on the ground and two return touchdowns to even keep this one close. My guess is he doesn’t finish the season as the starter if the Vikings are already considering Cassel. It’ll be interesting to see if they go quarterback early in the first round. Johnny Manziel might want to consider getting to know the frat party scene in Minneapolis. Week 2 Studs WR Greg Jennings RT Phil Loadholt RG Brandon Fusco C John Sullivan TE Kyle Rudolph RE Jared Allen LE Brian Robison Week 2 Duds SS Jamarca Sanford
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