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Vikings injury report: Ponder, Cook, Sanford and Ellison out on Sun.

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) on Sunday in London.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison (knee) did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out.

Ponder played the […]

Matt Cassel to start for Vikings over Christian Ponder

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder fans across the pond won’t have the opportunity to see the quarterback play Sunday.

The Vikings announced Friday that backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in place of Ponder, who suffered a rib injury in Week 3.

Ponder was held out of […]

It's official, Matt Cassel will start against the Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Christian Ponder era may be over, barring how well backup quarterback Matt Cassel performs when he makes his first start for the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in London.

The Minnesota Vikings verified Twitter account announced the news early Friday morning.

Ponder has started 29 games since being drafted […]

Reports: Christian Ponder not practicing, Cassel likely to start

By akrammer@1500espn.com

According to multiple reports from London, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice early Friday and did not have his helmet with him.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel would make his first start as a member of the Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday if Ponder can’t go from an apparent rib […]

Krammer: Adrian Peterson's talents wasted with poor quarterback play

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — While speculation circulates around quarterback Christian Ponder and whether or not the Minnesota Vikings have moved on from their former 12th-overall pick, a future Hall of Fame running back is lost in the mix.

He’s been held back by the situation since 2007.

Despite all the electrifying, record-breaking displays, Adrian Peterson […]

Leslie Frazier: 'We want Christian to play' for Vikings

By Sessler, Marc

The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a victory this season, and they might not have their starting quarterback Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

With Christian Ponder battling sore ribs, Matt Cassel took the majority of first-team snaps during Wednesday’s practice across the pond. Coach Leslie Frazier told reporters, per NFL […]

Steelers vs. Vikings: Breaking Down Minnesota’s Game Plan

By Tim Arcand (Featured Columnist) Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

For the Minnesota Vikings, when the 2013 NFL schedule came out, this Week 4 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers figured to be a big game—just not for this reason. Both teams enter the the game still looking for their first victory of the season. Neither team […]

Is Ponder’s Rib Injury Pointing Towards A Cassel Start? One Former Vikings’ Great Says Yes.

Photo – Adam Bettcher (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

The Vikings have only been in London for two day and they are already stealing headlines back here in the states.

Early Wednesday morning (afternoon in London), Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier met the media and opened up a firestorm by […]

Vikings support Christian Ponder, but coach says he must ‘suck it up’

LONDON — Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson doesn’t agree with the fans loudly calling for a change under center, but he’s not surprised starter Christian Ponder is under fire after his inconsistent play in the team’s 0-3 start.

“I don’t feel any different now than I did before,” Johnson told USA TODAY Sports on […]

Minnesota Vikings Not Looking To Make Immediate Changes

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

(credit: Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than starting winless in three games. To make matters worse, the team lost the last two by giving up touchdowns in the final minute of the game.

The Vikings have missed opportunities on the field, been predictable on offense […]