Christmas comes early for Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. When he plays the Lions on Dec. 11, he won’t have defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh chasing him around the field. Suh has been suspended for two games for stomping on an opposing player during the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving.
Vikes' playoff chances rise as Carolina, Philly, Washington all lose
Minnesota can really do some damage in the playoff race with a win Monday night.