Ponder expects to play against Lions

Quarterback Christian Ponder says it's just a matter of whether he'll be 100 percent with a sore hip.
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Quarterback Christian Ponder says it's just a matter of whether he'll be 100 percent with a sore hip.

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says he’s still sore and stiff after suffering a hip pointer in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos. Ponder didn’t practice today, and he may not practice much all week, but he says he’ll spend time watching film and do everything he can play in Detroit this weekend.

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He’s had a rough three weeks, but Christian Ponder is keeping his chin up. The Vikings quarterback told reporters today he knows he has to make better decisions on the field, but not be too conservative. The rookie says says he “can’t play not to lose. I’ve got to play to win.” Ponder takes on the Washington Redskins Saturday.