Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/1/13
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder walked off the field on Dec. 2 at Green Bay feeling personally responsible for the Minnesota Vikings' loss to a division rival, a defeat that nearly finished off his team's playoff chances. Ponder had thrown two interceptions, both in the second half and both in the red zone, in a game the Vikings had led, 14-10, at halftime. The second-year quarterback was down as the now 10-6 Vikings fell to 6-6, and teammates and coaches noticed. Several spoke with Ponder trying to keep his spirits up, none more important than coach Leslie Frazier. "I talked to him in the locker room after the game because I anticipated it," Frazier said. "There will be a lot of criticism, a lot of second-guessing from a lot of different places, and I wanted him to know that before he went to that press conference, I don't want you to walk in there with any doubt about your future here as our starting quarterback. Next ballgame you're going to be our starter. There's some thi...
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