MINNEAPOLIS Christian Ponder was left to again try and explain the lack of any offensive rhythm for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday and he didnt have many answers.
Ponder said he needed to look at the film. He knows he, and the rest of the offense needs to improve. But for three weeks now, its been the same tune for the second-year quarterback.
He says he feels comfortable in the pocket, but is often scrambling to his left or right early on passing plays. He avoided, for the most part, the turnovers that had plagued him the past three weeks. Ponder threw one interception in Thursdays 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it came with just over a minute left in the game with the outcome no longer in doubt.
Yet, the growth Ponder showed through the seasons first month, seems distant as the Vikings have lost two of their past three games.
"I think I definitely have to play better," Ponder said. "I dont think Im playing as well as I should, or can. Defenses a...