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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Ponder named Vikings' starting QB for rest of season
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has told rookie quarterback Christian Ponder that he will start Sunday, replacing veteran Donovan McNabb. Ponder's first test? The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, who are undefeated this year.
Winning start No. 1 won't be easy for Ponder
Christian Ponder will have the home crowd behind him Sunday when he makes his first career start against the undefeated Packers, but that probably won't be enough to disrupt Aaron Rodgers and company. Ponder will have to make his receivers look better than they've been, and do so running for his life.
Round two: Ponder vs. Packers
Three weeks ago Christian Ponder made his first NFL start against the undefeated Packers. Not much has changed with Green Bay. They're still undefeated and Aaron Rodgers is still dominating. A lot has changed with Ponder, and he's ready for round two against the Packers.
Ponder: 'I'm a perfectionist'
Christian Ponder brought a big smile and a "What's up guys?" to his first press conference at Winter Park after being named the Vikings starting quarterback. Ponder's smile quickly became serious as the rookie let everyone know that if things don't go his way, he'll make sure they will.
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