Vikings: Ponder struggling, not stressing

Christian Ponder put up an ugly 58-yard, two interception game Sunday against the Cardinals. Despite the bad game, the second year quarterback knows he has to "make a big progression from Sunday to Thursday" when Minnesota hosts Tampa Bay.
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