Ponder sets franchise QB records in loss

Christian Ponder set Viking rookie passing records for yardage, attempts and completions Sunday. But two costly interceptions led to 10 points for the victorious Broncos, ruining Ponder's day.
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Christian Ponder set Viking rookie passing records for yardage, attempts and completions Sunday. But two costly interceptions led to 10 points for the victorious Broncos, ruining Ponder's day.

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