Ponder is better prepared for rematch against Green Bay

Christian Ponder says he's ready for his second go-around with the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings lost his first career start back at Metrodome against the Cheeseheads, but Ponder says he's learned a lot and is better prepared for the rematch.
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Christian Ponder says he's ready for his second go-around with the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings lost his first career start back at Metrodome against the Cheeseheads, but Ponder says he's learned a lot and is better prepared for the rematch.

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