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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder returns to the scene this week, Soldier Field, where his NFL career began in earnest.
It was last October when Ponder, then a green rookie, replaced an ineffective Donovan McNabb at the start of the fourth quarter in a 39-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. Ponder was 9 of 17 for 99 yards passing in the quarter and his ascension to the starting spot was set in motion.
Now, with 20 starts under his belt as the Minnesota Vikings' present, and hopeful future, at quarterback, Ponder knows he's a different player than the raw rookie unexpectedly pushed into action.
"A lot's changed since then," Ponder said. Ponder's rollercoaster career is still going through its peaks and dives as he continues his development. In 21 career games, Ponder has shown the good and bad of a young quarterback. He owns a career 78.0 quarterback rating while completing 60 percent of his passes with 25 touchdowns to 21 interceptions. But the numbers hav...
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We've already established this week that the 2012 Minnesota Vikings bye week has been a success. No one was arrested for grab assing a high schooler, no one was caught smuggling drugs across the Mexican border, and Phil Loadholt decided not to eat a human being during the week. Everyone wins! But that doesn't mean people didn't do ANYTHING. As Vikings quarterback Christian...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Chris Cook was more than frustrated when he left the field on Oct. 25 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering an arm injury that he thought might wipe out another season.
Cook, two seasons since being the Minnesota Vikings' top pick in the 2010 draft, had already been through plenty, his first two seasons cut short by first injuries and then a legal...
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin will not play Sunday against the Bears. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSSports.comFantasy Spin:Harvin missed Week 10 and still wasn't able to get healthy during the Vikings' bye week. He still hasn't practiced and now you have to wonder if he'll even be able to return for Week 13 at Green Bay.
Vikings WR Percy Harvin is ready to test his sprained ankle in hopes of playing Sunday after two weeks off.
Vikings WR Percy Harvin still hasn’t practiced since spraining his left ankle on Nov. 4.
Last week: 15 (-1)
The Vikings aren’t sure which Bears QB they will face, but there is a discernible difference in their performances this year. We look at their performances so far and get input from Leslie Frazier and Jared Allen.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings must play perhaps their best yet this season to emerge from the last six games with a playoff spot, let alone a winning record.
The defensive line will have a big part in this.
They visit Chicago on Sunday and Green Bay the week after, facing the NFC North co-leaders...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. While the players for the Minnesota Vikings were stretched across the country enjoying their week off during the bye, coach Leslie Frazier and his coaching staff were still tucked inside the team's facilities at Winter Park.
Frazier and the coaches had taken time recently to evaluate the play, specifically the passing offense, before the 34-24 win against...