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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 […]

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 […]

Roethlisberger, winless Steelers feel the Vikings' turnover-prone pain

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The NFL probably didn’t think pinning the league MVP against a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback in the annual London spectacle would result in an 0-3 vs. 0-3 matchup.

But the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are both winless after three games, due in part to 10 and nine turnovers, respectively.

“We’ve turned […]

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 […]

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 […]

What in the World Is Going on with the Minnesota Vikings’ Jared Allen?

By Tim Arcand (Featured Columnist)

Jared Allen has not been able to put any pressure on the opposing quarterbacks this season. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

This was supposed to be a good year for the Minnesota Vikings‘ Jared Allen. Coming off a season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and a knee […]

Minnesota Vikings X-Factors Primed for Huge Week 4 Performance

By Matthew Stensrud (Featured Columnist) Jerome Simson makes a diving grab in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have dug themselves a deep hole only three weeks into the regular season, losing at home against the Cleveland Browns to fall to 0-3.

What was expected to be a […]

“I’ve Got To Hit The Ground Running…” FB Jerome Felton Rejoins Vikings After Suspension

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – It’s been a rough first three weeks of the 2013 season for most of the Minnesota Vikings players, but none took it as hard as fullback Jerome Felton.

Felton, who was forced to serve a suspension and sit out the first three games of […]

Vikings place rookie Zach Line on IR, free up spot for Felton

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Undrafted rookie fullback Zach Line’s dream came to an abrupt end on Monday when he was placed on injured reserve.

Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton returned from a three-game suspension and the team needed to make room on the roster before he can practice.

Line was the only undrafted […]