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Ponder still symptomatic, Cassel likely to start

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Head coach Leslie Frazier addressed the media today at Winter Park and sounded confident that Matt Cassel will be the Vikings starting quarterback come Sunday in Baltimore with Christian Ponder still battling concussion symptoms.

Ponder was injured late in the first half when he took a hit after releasing a pass, his head bouncing off the Metrodome turf.

Replacing Ponder was Cassel, who led Minnesota to an overtime victory over the Bears.

Cassel said he is excited for the start this week but that Minnesota will have their work cut out for them against the Ravens stout defense.

The former Kansas City Chiefs starter joked that since it's his first year in Minnesota, he would have to borrow a snow shovel because he "doesn't have one of those."

Cassel has thrown five touchdowns to four interceptions in five appearances this year, and the start Sunday will be his third of the year.

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