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Christian Ponder was booed last week by his own fans, and let’s face it, they should boo. He was drafted in the first round and the Minnesota Vikings put several targets around him including Greg Jennings to perform better. Well after a very rough start in which Ponder has the Vikings winless, he will be […]
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder expects to start against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in London despite a rib injury.
Ponder, injured early in last Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns, emerged from the Vikings first practice in the U.K. on Wednesday confident that he will play at Wembley Stadium.
''It's a little sore and it's going...
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will be starting over Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.
WATFORD, England (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's playing status for Sunday's NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt because of a rib injury.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that practice on Wednesday will "be a big signal in what direction we'll have to go," with a decision expected by Friday.
The Vikings are hoping Christian Ponder can do more Thursday and Friday than he did Wednesday and will likely delay a decision on their starting quarterback until they gauge Ponder’s progress. Plus, the secondary remains a big concern with injuries.
As if the Vikings needed any more bad news, Christian Ponder is reportedly ailing with a rib injury he suffered in a loss to the Browns. Furthermore, he doesn't exactly sound confident in his ability to take the field on Sunday in London.“If I can’t fulfill my duties, then Matt’s going to step in and play,” Ponder said, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The Matt...
Since the Minnesota Vikings announced Christian Ponder's rib injury, there have been questions regarding his status for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota made that status clear this morning, as the team announced Ponder will miss the game, resulting in veteran backup Matt Cassel getting the start in his place.Christian Ponder has a fractured...
Well, I thought things had begun to turn for quarterback Christian Ponder, at least according to the feedback I was receiving on Twitter (@mnbrianhall).
The outrage over Ponder's struggles continue and the fans' feelings were well known as he was booed each time he took the field last Sunday. But my Twitter followers had begun to turn their anger to the entire team and questioned...
The Vikings are off to a not so hot 0-3 start and the fans are understandably turning their anger towards QB Christian Ponder. Even though he had a couple nice athletic TD runs yesterday, fans don’t view him as the answer at QB. However, their star RB Adrian Peterson believes it’s unfair:
“I got his back. He scored two touchdowns and kept us in the game,” Peterson said...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps in contact with his former back up Matt Cassel. He told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that it looks like Cassel will start this week after Ponder suffered a rib injury this past Sunday.
Tom Brady was talking about his backup quarterbacks, and said "Matt Cassel, who may be starting this weekend …" Ponder has a rib injury.
Vikings fans were angry and booing Christian Ponder off the field after failed drives. Leslie Frazier isn’t inclined to make a change yet, but with the Vikings owners in attendance Sunday in the Metrodome, they had to have heard the booing of Ponder.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder revealed Wednesday in London that he sustained a rib injury last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Ponder said the rib injury occured early in the game but he was able to play through it. He will be limited during the Vikings’ walk-through today.
Christian Ponder may find himself as a permanent clipboard holder thanks to a rib injury suffered last week.
Albert Breer is reporting that Matt Cassel will get the start for the Vikings vs the Steelers in London.
Vikings announce Matt Cassel will start against the Steelers on Sunday at Wembley.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 27, 2013
Head coach Leslie Frazier was adamant...
Despite showing some flashes of promise in the first quarter, the Minnesota Vikings (0-3) were unable to hold their own agains the Cleveland Browns (1-2), stumbling to defeat after yet another series of head-scratching gaffes and miscues. Inconsistent offense The Vikings came out of the gate firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Christian Ponder completed four […]The post Minnesota...
With a fractured rib taking out Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel will make his Vikings debut Sunday in London.