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Christian Ponder has 22 starts for Minnesota in his NFL career.
Many of his peers have enjoyed far more success in a similar amount of time, but Ponder said Wednesday he's not comparing himself to other quarterbacks around his age. He said he hopes he doesn't need much longer to find his rhythm on the job.
Ponder blamed himself for the Vikings' 23-14 loss at Green Bay last Sunday. He threw two costly interceptions and didn't pass the 100-yard mark until a late drive.
Despite the poor performance against the Packers, Ponder has had plenty to celebrate, however. He confirmed Wednesday he and his girlfriend Samantha Steele were engaged this week. With a smile, Ponder declined to be any more specific about their relationship.
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele are now engaged, a few months after they went public to reveal they were dating.
The NFL is a pass-first league, unless you’re the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are a run-first—or more accurately a run-only—team for two reasons. One, they have the best running back in the NFL in Adrian Peterson, who is playing the best football of his career after recovering from a torn ACL. Second, Christian Ponder is apparently not capable of throwing the ball further...
Wow, that was quick. It was less than a month ago when the world found out via twitter that Samantha Steele and Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder were dating. Now the two are engaged. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated confirmed the report on his twitter account earlier today. Christian moves fast, hopefully for him he only moves fast in one way. The Vikings have...
Minnesota Vikings fans who blame ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele for Christian Ponder’s dip in production this season are not going to be happy. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Steele confirmed on Tuesday that she and Ponder are engaged.
Unless the two were dating for a long time and did a great job of keeping it a secret prior to Ponder confirming it...
Spoke to ESPN’s @samantha_steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @vikingsfootball quarterback Christian Ponder.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 4, 2012
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch confirmed on Tuesday that ESPN reporter Samantha Steele and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder are officially engaged to be married.
After some speculation...
Christian Ponder is having some trouble putting the ball in his receivers’ hands lately, but he had no problem putting a ring on Samantha Steele‘s finger.
Just over a month since Ponder confirmed that the couple was dating, Richard Deitsch reported that the two are engaged.
Spoke to ESPN's @Samantha_Steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @VikingsFootball quarterback...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier stood at a podium Monday, taking repeated questions from the media regarding Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and Frazier's resolute stance that Ponder is, and will be, Minnesota's starter.
Before standing up and explaining his and the team's position on Ponder, Frazier had already thought long and hard about a vastly...
He’s a good Christian T…
Minnesota Vikings starting Quarterback Christian Ponder is about to get some serious inside access to the Mothership. The Vikes starting man is now reportedly engaged to ESPN’s Samantha Steele… you know the one that replaced Erin Andrews. Steele confirmed the news to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. Samantha and Christian met on the set of College...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is scoring both on and off the field. The second-year signal-caller from FSU is engaged to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch confirmed it on Twitter
“Spoke to ESPN’s @Samantha_Steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @VikingsFootball quarterback Christian Ponder,” Deitch tweeted.
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Morgan Burnett accepted an early Christmas present from Christian Ponder with this interception in the end zone. (Photo from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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Leslie Frazier said he believes in Christian Ponder as the Vikings’ best option at quarterback, for now and for developing long-term. Meanwhile, he said his approach at quarterback is different than other positions.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is in too deep now to turn his back on Christian Ponder.
Frazier has defended his quarterback all season, even as Ponder's struggles have become common. On Sunday, Ponder threw two killer interceptions deep in Green Bay Packers territory, the defining plays in a 23-14 loss that considerably dimmed Minnesota's playoff hopes.