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Christian Ponder already has an offseason goal.
Meeting with the legend he was drafted to succeed.
Ponder told FOXSports.com that he has never spoken with Brett Favre, who had officially retired -- for real this time -- several months before the Minnesota Vikings used a 2011 first-round pick on the former Florida State standout. Ponder, though, said he has recently chatted with "people in the (Vikings) organization about maybe going and hanging out with him for a couple of days."
"We're going to bring that up and try to take advantage of that," Ponder said Thursday.
If such an encounter does take place, Ponder will be able to pick Favre's brain on the secrets that have made him a future Hall of Fame inductee. Ponder also can gain further perspective on a question that the Vikings themselves surely want to get answered:
Exactly how long does it take to successfully replace a quarterback of Favre's standing?
Dallas, Denver and San Francisco still ...
BEST OF MAXIM
In a new NFL era of pass-heavy offenses and running back-by-committee, there are those who believe Emmitt Smith's career rushing record will never be broken.
Adrian Peterson isn't among them.
The Minnesota Vikings star rusher is undaunted by what it would take for him to reach Smith's mark of 18,355 yards. Even though he would have to maintain his career average of...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is fifth overall in Pro Bowl balloting in the most recent numbers released by the league Wednesday.
Peterson, who leads the league in rushing with 1,236 yards, has 484,227 votes, trailing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (586,523 votes), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (534,020), Houston Texans...
Vikings WR Percy Harvin suited up for practice Thursday but ultimately did not practice with the team, according to Mark Craig.
Sidelined the last two games by a left ankle injury, Harvin hasn’t been of much help to the Vikings lately and his suiting up is not a bad sign.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert tweets that Harvin “could barely jog today” and adds that it’s “hard to...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Adrian Peterson has fielded thousands of questions from the media in his six NFL seasons, but on Wednesday, the Vikings star running back was asked one he's never heard before: "How would you try to tackle Adrian Peterson?"
When the question came up in his conference call with Wisconsin media four days before a NFC North divisional showdown with...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was able to
return and practice Wednesday in a limited capacity, providing fans and fantasy
owners alike hope he would play this weekend against the Green Bay Packers.
However, Harvin did not practice for the remainder of the week, according to
Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500, and is unlikely to play tomorrow.
In the two minutes of practice...
Logging more tackles than any other player since 2011 is outstanding.
Doing so in today's NFL makes what Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has accomplished even more impressive.
The defensive environment in which Greenway notched 261 stops in his past 27 games is different than just a few years ago, let alone during previous generations like when his franchise fielded...
Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil says a big reason for his rookie success is the ability to remain focused on the task at hand.
But as the months turn colder in the Twin Cities, thoughts of the beach, glowing sunsets and mai-tais in January admittedly enter his mind from time to time.
Kalil leads all NFC left tackles in the Pro Bowl voting that runs until Dec. 17. This...
Eden Prairie, Minn. -- For Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder and Green Bay strong safety Morgan Burnett, the Florida State-Georgia Tech rivalry will extend beyond Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Ponder was an FSU quarterback when he first faced Burnett and the Yellow Jackets in 2008. The two will meet again during the FOX America's Game...
The Vikings haven’t experienced much success on the road, but they believe they have been taken away from their strength when forced to pass. The numbers for Adrian Peterson in losses and wins support that theory. Plus, Matt Kalil talks about leading Pro Bowl voting among fans and the Vikings have to prepare for the Packers’ version of Percy Harvin.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Facing a humbled team with a wounded offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings have seen this script before.
Outsiders would expect Minnesota's pass rushers to be licking their chops in an anticipated matchup with the Green Bay Packers' beleaguered offensive line in Sunday's game at Green Bay. After all, the Vikings are known as one of the league'...
Last week: 16 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.12 (19th)
DVOA: -0.8% (17th)
Weighted DVOA: -3.2% (18th)
Tier 4: Young teams that could make the playoffs, but won’t do much once they get there
MLB Jasper Brinkley: 8 solo tackles, 5 stops, allowed 2 catches for 11 yards on 3 attempts
RE Jared Allen: 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback hurries on 33 pass rush snaps...
Getting fined for a tackle last Sunday is not fine with Brian Urlacher. The Chicago Bears linebacker will appeal an NFL fine resulting from a stop on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Urlacher brought down Peterson near the sideline in the fourth quarter with a horse-collar tackle that drew a 15-yard penalty in the Bears' 28-10 win. "Oh yes, for sure, appealing...
Can Peterson Take Us to the Promised Land?
Is it worth it? When the Vikings go to Lambeau field this weekend to take on the Green Bay Packers for the first time this season, is it worth it to run him into the ground in what is increasingly becoming a lost season? I mean, chances are low that the team makes the playoffs this season. But if we do, it will most certainly be on the...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder wants to meet and speak with former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the offseason.
Ponder told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com that he has never spoken to Favre, who retired several months before the Vikings drafted Ponder in 2011 with their first-round pick.
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