MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday night was the opportunity Christian Ponder had waited for since a fractured rib took him out of the starting lineup for the Minnesota Vikings a month ago.
He was getting another chance to seize claim to the starting quarterback spot that had been his for more than two years and 29 consecutive regular-season starts. There's no telling when, or if, he will have another opportunity for Minnesota.
Ponder was 14 of 21 passing for 145 yards in Sunday night's 44-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He didn't thrive in his chance at redemption and the Vikings' offense didn't have many chances in total as Green Bay held a 40 minutes, 54 seconds to 19:06 advantage in time of possession, and Minnesota will head into another week with uncertainty at the most important position.
"We'll sit down tomorrow and talk it through and figure out what's the best way to go," coach Leslie Frazier said.
Ponder, who admitted to feeling pressure in the season's first three games, said h...