Video: Ponder says 17 passes 'a decent amount of throws'


EDEN PRAIRIE -- Vikings quarterback is agrees with head coach Leslie Frazier. He says being in a playoff hunt "is a great opportunity."

Earlier, Frazier told reporters that the next three games will be "a defining moment" for the struggling second-year quarterback.

The Vikings likely need to win out to make the NFC playoffs with a 10-6 record.

Ponder also agreed with the coach in focusing on the run first, and the pass second -- especially with Adrian Peterson in the backfield.

"I think we're throwing the ball enough," he said. "We threw the ball, I think, 17 times this past week. That's a decent amount of throws."

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

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