Found August 25, 2013 on DraftSeason:
Final: Vikings 14, 49ers 34 The Vikings turned in another forgettable performance  in their preseason game with the 49ers.  Christian Ponder turned the ball over twice, and the entire offense in general found moving the ball extremely difficult.  Last week the offense was hindered by fumbles and miscues, but this week it was penalties that hurt them the most and killed drives. Matt Kalil had 30 yards in unnecessary roughness penalties and was pulled at one point in the game.  The Vikings couldn’t get anything going until the 49ers started putting their reserves in, and even the third string defense of San Francisco put up a tough battle against the Purple’s first team.  With the starters being rested for the last preseason game on Thursday, it’s hard to have a lot of confidence in the Vikings offense heading into week 1. On the defensive side things started out well, as the Vikings held the 49ers to a field goal deep in their own territory after the Ponder fumble.  They looked good ...

Reputable News Source Ranks Ponder 4th Best NFL QB

IN YOUR FACE, NAYSAYERS! We have found it! We did it! Putting a man on the moon? Cakewalk! Ending the Cold War? Rubbish! Mapping the human genome? Boring! We finally tracked down some ground breaking, Earth shattering news that is going to flip your life upside down, Ponder haters, because finally, a reputable news source has legitimately ranked Christian Ponder as their 4th...

Christian Ponder made serious strides last season

If you have a young quarterback, the important thing to see is improvement. You want to see the young man you drafted develop into the player you would like him to be. Christian Ponder has been derided for being a below average quarterback, and many people are wondering if the Vikings will look for a quarterback in the draft this year. If he improves like he did last year, then there...

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Rich Gannon assesses Ponder, Vikes

After retiring from football before the 2005 season, Rich Gannon began a career in sports broadcasting. Currently, Gannon is an analyst for NFL on CBS and co-hosts the radio program The Sirius Blitz on Sirius XM NFL Radio. In the NFL season opening week, Rich Gannon, paired with Marv Albert on CBS, will call the Oakland Raiders at the Indianapolis Colts. The Raiders are the very...

Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele met on Twitter, went to Arby’s on wedding night

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife Samantha Steele seem like one of the more modest couples in the celebrity couple realm. Their relationship progressed quite rapidly, going from dating to engaged to married in the span of just a few months. And their wedding night remained consistent with their low-profile nature. In a […]

Minnesota Vikings cut 13 players

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they have released 13 players, cutting their roster down to 75. Lawrence Jackson, a former first-round defensive end selected by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008, was 

Christian Ponder took his wife to Arbys for their wedding dinner

You would think that a starting NFL quarterback would want to take his bride to be out for a nice extravagant dinner, but I guess not. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took his wife Samantha Ponder to Arbys for their wedding dinner,  per the Sports Kings. Mrs. Ponder told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the following:  I never was really a girl who planned out what my wedding would...

Vikings review: Three up, three down

As bad as the Vikings’ 34-14 loss may have seemed, it wasn’t all bad. We pick three players with good games and three that struggled after re-watching and re-charting the game, and Christian Ponder isn’t in either of our lists.

Minnesota Vikings’ offense still a work in progress

Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings’ first team offense got some extensive work Sunday evening against the San Francisco 49ers’ first and second team defensive units and for the most part, it wasn’t a performance that would instill confidence into the hearts of the team’s fans, leaving the winless Norsemen on the short end of a 34-14 score. Ponder came out firing...

Vikings’ Jerome Felton suspended 3 games

The NFL announced Monday that Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The 

5 things learned in Sunday's preseason loss at San Francisco

The third preseason game is supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the best example of what is to come in two weeks when the Minnesota Vikings open the season on Sept. 8 at Detroit. As usual, the first-team offense and defense played longer on Sunday in a 34-14 loss at San Francisco, against one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Sunday...

Christian Ponder, Vikings outmatched by Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The familiar formula that carried San Francisco back to the Super Bowl last season for the first time in 18 years is on display again. Colin Kaepernick marched the offense with six straight completions during a series that ended with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Patton, and Aldon Smith and Justin Smith plowed through Minnesota's offensive line to...

PJD's Game Thread: Vikings vs. 49ers Prime Time Tease

Welcome to a special preseason Primetime edition of the Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread! It's like a real Sunday night football game, except that it's still preseason so it doesn't matter. But let's pretend it does, because football on a Sunday is always enjoyable! Tonight is a big night for the preseason. It's the third game of the preseason, meaning that...
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