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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

Vikings-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Packers will play clean ball in terms of turnovers and penalties and edge the Vikings late.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Brett Favre tends to rise up in big games, or at least what he perceives to be big moments.

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 11 Vikings-Packers rematch.

Vikings activate Rice

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have activated WR Sidney Rice to their 53-man roster, making him eligible to play tomorrow vs. the Packers.

Vikings WR Rice says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice told ESPN's Ed Werder that he will play in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm examines a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings must consider Rice's inactivity long term

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have one eye on 2011, and they must make some critical decisions regarding the future of their roster this coming offseason.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of some of what Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy had to say leading up to Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Rice, Berrian didn't step up for Vikings

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Vikings WRs Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian each chose not to play last week at Chicago. Those decisions could have cost the team any chance of making the playoffs.

Packers-Vikings Wednesday injury report

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Coming off a badly needed off week, the Packers had only eight players listed on the official Wednesday injury report in advance of their rematch against the division-rival Vikings this Sunday in Minnesota.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-13 loss to the Bears.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 11 game against the Vikings.

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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