Found September 28, 2012 on Football Nation:
Before Monday night's "Inaccurate Reception" debacle, the biggest story of Week 3 was San Francisco’s shocking loss to the Minnesota Vikings.The 49ers were shut down on offense, and Christian Ponder and company had their way with what is supposed to be one of the best defenses in the NFL.The Jets are coming off a 3-point victory, in overtime, over division rival Miami and are currently tied for first in the AFC East.The Jets have been able to keep any quarterback controversy calmed down with excellent play from Mark Sanchez and almost no offense to speak of from Tim Tebow. The Jets' defense did suffer a huge loss of the defensive side of the ball.Star cornerback Darrelle Revis went down for the season with an ACL tear, even if Rex Ryan is not yet ready to rule him out for the rest of the year.1. Frank Gore will have a huge day. Gore was limited to only 63 yards on the ground against the Vikings. With Revis out look for Alex Smith to attack the Jets secondary early ...

Christian Ponder reportedly has some “tension” in his neck

According to 1500 ESPN Radio in Minneapolis, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was added to this week’s injury report with a neck issue. “An NFL source said Ponder had some tension in his neck, but he is expected to be able to start Sunday at Detroit,” reported 1500 ESPN Radio. Ponder has put together a very impressive start to his sophmore season.  The good news is that...

Christian Ponder Dealing With Neck Tension

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has "tension" in his neck but he's still expected to start Sunday against the Lions, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.Fantasy Spin:Ponder has been the league's most-improved quarterback, leading the team to a 2-1 record with 713 yards, four passing touchdowns and a rushing score with zero picks in three games...

Ponder probable after having neck pain

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Quarterback Christian Ponder's surprise appearance on the Minnesota Vikings injury report seems to have only been a minor issue, and coach Leslie Frazier expects the league's sixth-rated passer to be ready for Sunday's game at Detroit. Ponder reported some neck pain after practicing fully Wednesday and was limited during Thursday's practice....

Ponder practicing, Henderson sidelined Friday

Despite being added to the injury report on Thursday, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was back taking part in Friday’s practice and should be on pace to start Sunday in Detroit.

Vikings' Ponder added to injury report

Health could be an issue for one of the quarterbacks in the Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions game Sunday. After Matthew Stafford (leg) practiced without limitation Thursday, it's not the Lions with the worry. Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder, who has completed 70.1 percent of his passes without an interception in 2012, was limited in Minnesota's practice on Thursday...

Vikings out to prove themselves against the Lions

There are a number of teams shocking the nation to this point. The Cardinals are undefeated, the Seahawks have only dropped one game, and the Saints and Packers have a combined one win between them. Still, the Vikings may take the cake. A season ago, the Vikings were nothing short of awful. Christian Ponder was dreadful most of the time, and after blowing multiple...

Minnesota Vikings: Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#12)

Last week: 26 (+14) Record: 2-1 The Vikings’ win over the 49ers was no fluke. They rank 8th in the league in yards per play differential and they have a winning record despite no advantage in turnovers +0. The Vikings went 3-13 last year, but had a Pythagorean Expectation of 6 wins and averaged 22.9 points per game, which would have been 16th in the league, in the 9 games Christian...

Christian Ponder says the Vikings shut down Justin Smith

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder made an appearance with Paul Allen on KFAN in Minneapolis (via and said that offensive tackle Charlie Johnson shut down 49ers defensive end Justin Smith during last Sunday’s win. “He got shut down. Charlie Johnson did such a great job. And even seeing Matt Kalil on him sometimes, blocking him. They played...

Minnesota Vikings defense stymies Detroit Lions, special teams strong

The Minnesota Vikings' special teams returned a kickoff and punt for a score as they defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13 today at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Dome.  The Vikings' defense held the Lions to 55 yards rushing as they held them to only one touchdown the entire game. The Vikings started the game off strong as Percy Harvin returned the opening...

Personal demons exorcised in Vikings win

While the team snapped a divisional losing streak, Adrian Peterson snapped a drought in 100-yard rushing games and Christian Ponder erased a bad game last year at Detroit. Plus, gobs of notes that help tell the tale of the Vikings' 20-13 win.
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