Ponder, Frazier look ahead to Lambeau


(Photo courtesy www.gamedaygold.com.)

The Vikings injury situation is clearing up a bit.

Coach Leslie Frazier says Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith both passed their concussion tests, and both are expected to play against the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Percy Harvin, meanwhile, will test his sprained ankle in practice today.

As for playing the Packers, Frazier says he thinks the players realize what’s at stake on Sunday and says no motivational speeches are needed. In his words: “We need everybody energized and ready to have their best game of the season.”

Quaterback Christian Ponder also met the media today, saying the team is "excited" to face Green Bay.

"We know how good an opponent this is and what this game means," Ponder said. "It's a great week to be at work."

To see Ponder's news conference in its entirety, via Vikings.com, CLICK HERE.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

vote, election

Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.