Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Christian Ponder continues to regress. When the season started out it looked like the Vikings had a new and improved Christian Ponder, through the first six games of the year Ponder was completing 69 percent of his passes and had thrown only four interceptions.However, Ponder's previous two games, vs. the Cardinals and Buccaneers, he has only completed 52 percent of his passes, thrown three interceptions, and has had a quarterback rating (QBR) of 16.  The Vikings were able to get the win vs. a Cardinals team who is on a three game losing streak (excluding the MNF match-up vs. the 49ers), but were beaten by the lowly 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.If this team still wants to make the playoffs, they are going to need Ponder to start playing like he did at the beginning of the year.The Vikings won't win vs. NFC North teams. The Minnesota Vikings play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. The teams they must face twice a year include the Bears, Packers, and Lions.  Of those teams, the ...
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