EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Quarterback Christian Ponder left Lambeau Field upset a month ago following the Minnesota Vikings' 23-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers after two costly interceptions turned a possible win into an eventual loss.
Ponder was 12 of 25 on Dec. 2 at Green Bay, throwing for 119 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions -- one in the end zone -- as Minnesota spoiled a 210-yard rushing day by Adrian Peterson in the loss. Ponder gets another chance against the Packers this weekend, knowing the stakes are even higher this time around with a playoff berth to be decided. Win -- which is what the Vikings have done on the road the past two weeks with Ponder playing efficient games -- and Minnesota will have rebounded from last year's 3-13 record to make the playoffs.
Here are a few highlights from Ponder's press conference with local reporters on Wednesday:
1. How have you processed the stage that's going to be there Sunday for you, personally?
PONDER: I haven't thought too...