EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder has had to deal with a lot in his 21 games as the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback. Sunday, it was an unusual rash of drops by his receivers.
Ponder went 22 of 43 for 159 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. Minnesota receivers dropped seven passes. Playing for the second game without leading receiver Percy Harvin hurt, and the Vikings missed a big opportunity against NFC-North leading Chicago.
Meanwhile, Ponder slipped to 24th in the league in quarterback rating with an 82.0 rating in 11 games this season. He ranks 12th in the NFL in completion rate at 63.5 percent, and has passed for 2,186 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Five questions Ponder dealt with from the media during his weekly Wednesday press conference:
1. Is this one of the harder weeks to pivot (from last week's game) quickly?
PONDER: No, I don't think so. I think obviously it's against one of the better opponents we're g...