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Christian Ponder, Frazier exercise short-term memory, move on to Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — In the wake of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s underwhelming performance in the season opening loss to the Detroit Lions, coach Leslie Frazier insisted the team is not pointing fingers.

Frazier said there’s plenty of blame to go around after allowing 469 yards to the Lions’ offense and […]

Mackey: Of Christian Ponder, the modern NFL QB... and Tommy Maddox

By pmackey@1500espn.com

We are in a golden age of quarterback play in the NFL.

Quarterbacks are throwing the ball more than ever, rules cater toward keeping quarterbacks healthy, and offenses are increasingly ramping up pace of play by using the no-huddle.

In 1990, exactly one quarterback threw for 4,000 yards (Warren Moon), and one quarterback […]

One national power ranking has the Vikings rated as low as 28th in NFL

by Derek Wetmore 1500ESPN.com

On Tuesday, columnist Phil Mackey noted that national pundits seem lower on the Vikings season outlook than the local media and fans. Wednesday, Pro Football Focus added their hat to the arena.

The site, which is football-centric and stat-heavy, published its preseason power rankings, which averaged power rankings from eight analysts.

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Mackey: If stadium project is delayed, blame everyone but Zygi Wilf

by Phil Mackey 1500ESPN.com

This column is in response to my dear co-host Patrick Reusse, who earlier this week said the potential Vikings stadium snafu is 100% Zygi Wilf’s fault. The following message was not approved by Zygi Wilf.

On Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported that Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf agreed […]

P.J.R.: Ponder could be Gannon, Harrington ... or Tarvaris

Making comparisons with athletes past is a popular activity with both the sports media and fans. Following Sunday night’s exhibition loss in San Francisco, the topic in Minnesota remained Christian Ponder and what he will bring as the Vikings quarterback in his third season.

There was an e-mail after the game from a long-time Vikings […]