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Frazier: 'Our quarterback is Christian Ponder'

By akrammer@1500espn.com

It was unknown whether sitting quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) would improve a stymied passing attack, but backup quarterback Matt Cassel’s command was one of many reasons the Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers’ late-game comeback to hold on for the 34-27 win on Sunday in London.

On 2nd-and-10 with 3:29 left, Cassel […]

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 […]

Zulgad: Christian Ponder's ribs convenient excuse to start Matt Cassel

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Christian Ponder told reporters covering the Minnesota Vikings in London that he expects to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a rib injury.

That puts him in the minority.

The Vikings have plenty of reason to attempt to save face when it comes to Ponder – which means they don’t want to […]