Webb's success, Ponder's problems give Vikings plenty to think about

Vikings coaches have plenty to scratch their heads about right now. First off, are Christian Ponder's struggles over the last two games a step in the wrong direction? Secondly, how can they find a way to keep Joe Webb on the field?
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Vikings coaches have plenty to scratch their heads about right now. First off, are Christian Ponder's struggles over the last two games a step in the wrong direction? Secondly, how can they find a way to keep Joe Webb on the field?

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