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Christian Ponder made his pro debut on Sunday night after Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier benched starting quarterback Donovan McNabb amidst a lopsided game against the Bears. Trailing 39-10 in the fourth quarter, Ponder, the 12th overall pick in this year's draft, replaced McNabb under center for the first time. McNabb, who turns 35 on November 25, completed 19-of-24 passes for 177 yards but led Minnesota to only one touchdown drive. The Vikings were coming off their first win, a 34-10 drubbing of Arizona last week. Source: Sports Network
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Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network has just announced that the Minnesota Vikings have named rookie QB Christian Ponder as their starting quarterback moving forward. This move was not a question of if, but rather, when. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier had told the media after their loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday that the franchise would make a decision on Wednesday...
The sports agency that represents Christian Ponder has tweeted that the rookie quarterback will start for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against Green Bay. SportsTrust Advisors sent a tweet on Tuesday congratulating its client for earning the start against the Packers. The Associated Press left messages for agent Jimmy Sexton and Vikings officials seeking further comment.
Will the Minnesota Vikings finally make a change at the quarterback position this week? The Vikings fell to 1-5 after losing to the Chicago Bears 39-10 last night. Veteran QB Donovan McNabb was eventually benched last night and replaced by rookie QB Christian Ponder.
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