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The good news is QB Matt Cassel came through and got an impressive win, the bad news is coach Leslie Frazier stated QB Christian Ponder is still the starter...whaaa??? It's becoming clear it's not Ponder's fault as too many are tied to his drafting, and they need him to succeed to keep their jobs.


Frazier: Vikings fans won’t be upset if Ponder starts against Panthers Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he wants to see how well Christian Ponder’s injured ribs have progressed through the bye week before he decides who will start at home against Carolina on Oct. 13. “Christian is still injured but he’s our starting quarterback and we’ll see how he does coming out of the bye,” said 

Minnesota Vikings: Matt Cassel gives coaches something to Ponder before bye

The Minnesota Vikings finally get their first (home)win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final score 34-27 was in Wembley Stadium. The big story was Christian Ponder out with a broken rib and how Matt Cassel can step in to lead the team. Cassel answered that question fairly quick against a slumping Steelers team. Greg Jennings making his second catch for a touchdown. (Steve Gardner...

WR's Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson explode as QB switch sparks offense

Minnesota Vikings WR's Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson became a double threat Sunday as quarterback Matt Cassel found ways to get the ball to the Vikings most proven and explosive receivers during Minnesota's 34-27 victory over Pittsburgh.

Fran Tarkenton wants Matt Cassel to start this week, not Christian Ponder

Fran Tarkenton tells the world in his article for the Pioneer Press that Matt Cassel gives the Vikings the best chance to win. What gave the Vikings the edge this week was solid, confident, professional quarterback play — something we haven’t had consistently for several years now. Matt Cassel gave the team a chance to […]

Christian Ponder could miss another 3-4 games after breaking the rib near his heart

According to Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota,  Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder could miss another 3-4 games since he broke the rib that’s right outside of his heart. I'm guessing that with Christian Ponder having a fractured rib near his heart he will be out because of injury for three to four games. — Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) October 1, 2013 It really doesn’t...

Christian Ponder still Vikings' No. 1 QB but Matt Cassel could start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier had a change of heart. Two days after proclaiming Christian Ponder was "our quarterback," the Minnesota Vikings coached declared Matt Cassel will start when the team returns from its bye week for a home game against the Carolina Panthers. Cassel led Minnesota to its first win of the season on Sunday in London against the Pittsburgh...

Christian Ponder fractured a rib near his heart, expected to miss additional time

Source: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images North America Christian Ponder is expected to miss additional games with a fractured rib near his heart. Ponder, 25, missed Week 4 and the Vikings have a bye in Week 5. ESPN 1500′s Judd Zulgad suspects that Ponder will miss another three or four games but return in time for Week 8 or 9. I’m guessing that with Christian Ponder having a fractured...

Tom Clancy died today at the age of 66, he was once almost the Vikings owner

Today one of the best author’s ever died in a Baltimore Hospital at the age of 66.  Back in 1998,  Tom Clancy who is best known for his books “The Hunt of Red October, and Clear and Present Danger” almost purchased the Minnesota Vikings. Clancy submitted the winning bid to purchase the Minnesota Vikings in […]

PJD's Game 4 Recap: Can't Knock the Cassel

Can't Knock the Cassel Oh man ... There was a moment in the game with about two minutes left where I was certain we were going to hit that 0-4 mark. I thought FOR SURE we were going to let another team drive it down our throats with little time left on the clock for us to respond, and we were going to hit that 0-4 mark. We were going to be well on our way to that top draft...

Adrian Peterson may have a point…

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson endorsed backup quarterback Matt Cassel as the permanent starter after Cassel led the team to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. This endorsement came in an after-game interview, officially stirring a quarterback controversy in Minnesota. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

Frazier: "Our quarterback is Christian Ponder"

It was unknown whether sitting quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) would improve a stymied passing attack but backup quarterback Matt Cassel's command was one of many reasons the Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers' late-game comeback to hold on for the 34-27 win on Sunday in London. On 2nd-and-10 with 3:29 left Cassel appeared to check into a pass play...

Will The Steelers Consider T DeMarcus Love A Stone Worth Turning Over?

According to Pro Football Talk, the Minnesota Vikings plan on waiving tackle DeMarcus Love on Tuesday now that his four game suspension is over. Since that news surfaced, several have asked me if I think the Pittsburgh Steelers will have interest in claiming the former sixth-round draft pick and I suppose it could really go either way with him. Love, who was suspended this past April...

Favre's Agent: "He Could Play If He Wanted To"

Brett Favre is, undoubtedly, enjoying life while basking in the glow of early retirement. It's a life complete with a laid back high school football coaching gig and a lifetime supply of Wranglers. These days, when he's not making the rounds on award shows, Favre hunkers down among the immaculate magnolia pines and spry white tailed deer that dot his sprawling...

Notebook: Allen gets a first with pressure up

Jared Allen came away with 2½ sacks on a player he had never sacked before and the Vikings had more sacks than in their previous three games combined. Plus, Harrison Smith talks about his hit on Heath Miller, Matt Cassel bucked his trend against the Steelers, two Vikings made their debuts, and other stats and notes.

Steelers Face Another Underachieving Franchise in Vikings

The Steelers and Vikings are both 0-3, and are both looking for answers. While the Vikings offense has been middle-of-the-road with a pretty meh quarterback situation and a handful of skilled targets in the passing game, they possess one of the great athletes in all of sport: Adrian Peterson. The last time A.P. took on the Steelers in a game back in 2009, he had 129 total yards...
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