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Week 4 Preview: Vikings Vs. Steelers

This isn’t exactly the start to the season we were all hoping for, was it? Visions(perhaps delusional, in hindsight) of a return to the playoffs danced in the heads of many fans just a little over three weeks ago. Yet, after three straight weeks of disappointment, the road to the playoffs is looking mighty […]

Zulgad: Team should hope it can announce Christian Ponder's benching

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

A fractured rib means the Minnesota Vikings don’t have to face the reality of the Christian Ponder situation for a few more weeks.

Obviously, the general public doesn’t know the extent of the injury to the Vikings’ first selection in the 2011 draft, but for now the team is well within its […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: Matt Cassel Will Start For Vikings In London

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

News broke earlier Friday morning that starting quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice Friday afternoon in London paving the way for Matt Cassel to get the reps in practice and opening the door for all of the rumors of a Matt […]

Jerome Simpson glad Matt Cassel in Vikings’ huddle

By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer

Days after Josh Freeman was relieved of his duties in Tampa Bay, our second quarterback switch of the week has taken place in Minnesota — or, more accurately, London — where the Vikings will face the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Cassel at the helm.

Let’s be clear: […]

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 entire […]

Greg Jennings: Cassel is “more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle.”

By Josh Alper

Matt Cassel is starting at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday, a move that wasn’t unexpected with Christian Ponder battling a fractured rib.

It’s also a move that the team’s wide receivers are greeting with compliments for the way Cassel leads the offense. Jerome Simpson said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis […]

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 […]

Matt Cassel will start for Vikings

By Josh Alper

The Vikings sent a hint about who would be their starting quarterback against the Steelers at Friday’s practice when Christian Ponder was on the sideline without a helmet during the portion of practice open to the media.

They confirmed it a short time later. The Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will […]