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Notebook: Cassel rallies Vikings to a win, but is he stuck as backup?

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel stepped in relief of quarterback Christian Ponder and orchestrated a 12-play, 79-yard drive that ended with a 30-yard Blair Walsh field goal for the 20-20 tie to force overtime against the Chicago Bears.

But despite his late-game heroics, coach Leslie Frazier said Ponder “has to be a consideration” to start if he’s healthy following a concussion he suffered just before halftime of Sunday’s win.

“[Cassel] did a good job with all of the eight-man fronts we got today,” Frazier said. “He has the ability to…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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