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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

Good can come from Favre's streak ending

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Brett Favre's streak is over at 297 consecutive games, which is hard to believe, but it was the right time to end it.

Vikings-Eagles Week 16 game flexed

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Week 16 Vikings-Eagles game has been flexed to the Sunday-night prime-time slot.

Tickets no longer available for Vikings-Giants at Ford Field

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
An overwhelming response forced the Lions to announce that tickets will no longer be distributed for Monday night's Vikings-Giants game.

Favre remains doubtful against Giants

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Brett Favre expressed doubt to USA Today, and his head coach, Leslie Frazier, did the same to ESPN over whether the QB can play Monday night in Detroit against the Giants.

Vikings discuss moving game to Detroit

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Vikings were thrown into a serious crunch when heavy snowfall severely damaged the roof of Metrodome Stadium, causing the game against the Giants scheduled for Sunday to be moved to Detroit on Monday.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Collapse could push Metrodome to priority status

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Sunday morning's collapse of the Metrodome roof, causing the Vikings-Giants game to move to Detroit, will have a windblown effect that will be felt in several places.

Metrodome roof collapses; Giants-Vikings moved to Ford Field

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The roof of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis has collapsed and will not be ready to host a football game Monday or Tuesday. The Giants and Vikings will play at Ford Field on Monday night.

Giants-Vikings game moved to Monday night

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:19 a.m. ET
A heavy snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions have prompted the NFL to reschedule the Sunday game between the Giants and Vikings in Minneapolis. The game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Monday.

Flashback: Vikings' recent Week 14 performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings’ Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Giants stranded en route to Minnesota

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Giants were scheduled to fly from New York to Minneapolis this morning, but a severe snowstorm in the Twin Cities forced the team to divert to Kansas City. The team will spend the night in Kansas City, and it ...

Vikings will convert Webb to receiver

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Although Brad Childress wanted to try rookie Joe Webb as an NFL quarterback, the new regime is determined to go back to the original plan of converting Webb to a receiver, according to NFC North Whispers.

Vikings' free agents-to-be make cases

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice remain the team's top two priorities for long-term deals, but the Vikings are still considering their other key free agents.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they get set to face the Giants on Sunday.

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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