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Christian Ponder - #7 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 229 lbs.
Birthday 02/25/1988
Birthplace Colleyville, TX
College Florida State
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 12th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
81.2 2935 18

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Alfred Morris, Everson Griffen and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

Peterson misses record, but leads Vikings to playoffs

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson came within 9 yards of Eric Dickerson's rushing record, finishing with 199 yards and powering the Vikings into the playoffs, 37-34 over Green Bay.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Russell Wilson, Geno Atkins and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Vikings upset Texans 23-6

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw a touchdown pass, Toby Gerhart added a score and Blair Walsh kicked three field goals in the Vikings' win over the Texans.

Vikings figure to look different at receiver

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
After this season, the receiver position is set to undergo a facelift in Minnesota, with Percy Harvin's return still to be determined.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Peterson, Watt make MVP cases, rally contenders

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In what might be one of the few true head-to-head battles for MVP either Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt might have the chance to earn the award in Week 16.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Peterson runs for 212, Vikings top Rams

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for a season-best 212 yards, and the Vikings spoiled the Rams' home finale Sunday with a 36-22 win.

Vikings defense taking strides toward improving

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defense isn't great statistically, but it's making plays when it needs to more consistently than last season.

Key matchup: Vikings D-line vs. Rams O-line

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the key matchup in St. Louis with the Vikings and Rams both in serious need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 06, 2013
Ponder's strong finish to the regular season may have gone a long way toward solidifying his spot as the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. The offense's dreadful performance in the playoff game against Green Bay with him on the sideline probably didn't hurt his standing, either.||||||| Ponder was a late scratch Saturday night because of a bruised triceps and backup Joe Webb was unable to get anything going in a 24-10 loss that ended Minnesota's surprising season. If the Vikings make any moves at quarterback, it could be to add a veteran backup to Ponder.
Posted Jan. 05, 2013
Ponder is inactive for Minnesota's wild-card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers because of a right elbow injury.||||||| The surprise announcement about 90 minutes before Saturday's game means Joe Webb will start at quarterback for the Vikings. Ponder was hurt when Packers safety Morgan Burnett delivered a jarring hit on a blitz when the teams played last Sunday. Ponder finished the game with a career-high 120.2 passer rating and three touchdowns in the 37-34 win.
Posted Jan. 04, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have listed Ponder as questionable for their playoff game on Saturday against Green Bay.||||||| Ponder was limited in practice all week with a bruised right elbow. He hurt it when it hit a Packers helmet on the follow-through on Sunday, and he remained in the game to finish one of the best performances of his career.
Posted Jan. 02, 2013
Ponder is dealing with a sore right elbow that has been limiting him in practice this week as they prepare for a playoff game at Green Bay.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier says he isn't concerned with Ponder's ability to play in the game on Saturday. Frazier says he expects Ponder to ramp it up in practice on Thursday and be ready to go for the third game this season between the division rivals.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Ponder helped the Vikings clinch a playoff spot by going 16 of 28 for 234 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota's victory against Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| In a season in which Ponder has often been maligned for dragging down the Vikings' offense, he came through in a big way in Minnesota's most important game.

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