EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder stepped to the podium following the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and again took the blame for interceptions and an otherwise stumbling passing offense.
Taking blame is something Ponder has willingly done over his 17 NFL starts. Unfortunately, needing to accept blame is too often the issue Minnesota's second-year starter and hope for a franchise quarterback.
"We just couldn't find a pace, couldn't get into a rhythm, and a lot of that is my fault," Ponder said. "I have to step up and play better. I had two turnovers. It wasn't smart. The first one I threw across my body and it sailed on me. The second one, I was trying to throw the ball away and got my arm hit, obviously it didn't make it out of bounds."
Ponder finished 8 of 17 for just 58 yards passing Sunday. He threw two interceptions and was sacked three times. But running back Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and a touchdown, and the Vikings' defense...