Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/15/14
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder has thrown for a fewer than 100 yards in two of the Minnesota Vikings' past three games, a staggering stretch that has many wondering what has caused the passing game to stall.Ponder knows he returns for a home game this week in front of a crowd that could be ready to boo and ask for backup quarterback Joe Webb to be inserted into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. The 2011 first-round pick said after last week's game, when he completed 11 of 22 pass for 63 yards and an interception, that he wouldn't be surprised by the boos because he knows he hasn't been playing well.But Minnesota is sticking by its second-year starter. Ponder had his weekly press conference with Twin Cities media Wednesday and offered a lot shorter answers than usual. He dismissed some of the recent problems, including insisting the knee injury that bugged him earlier this season is no longer a concern and doesn't affect his game.Five questions and answers from Ponder's...
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