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Why numbers don't tell full story of Ponder's first start

Christian Ponder's overall numbers weren't that great against Green Bay last Sunday. But after a closer look at the stats, the Daily Norseman explains why Vikings fans should be excited about the rookie.
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Christian Ponder's overall numbers weren't that great against Green Bay last Sunday. But after a closer look at the stats, the Daily Norseman explains why Vikings fans should be excited about the rookie.

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