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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

Week 10: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Each week we examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 10 loss to the Bears.

Peterson ticketed for speeding

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was ticketed for speeding on Monday for driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone near the team's practice facility.

Not time to sit Favre, fire Childress

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The hot seat under Brad Childress has not cooled, nor has talk that QB Brett Favre should step aside, but that time is not here. Not quite yet.

Vikings' players of the week

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:50 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-13 loss to the Bears in Week 10

Favre played with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre struggled vs. the Bears in Week 10 and told ESPN that his right shoulder is in serious pain.

Hard to believe Vikings aren't dead

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
At 3-6 now, the signs point to the Vikings' circus ending unhappily ever after, and it might happen without their current ringleader after a certain point very soon.

Childress: Berrian tweaked hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Bernard Berrian, who was active for Sunday's game but did not play, told the coaches he could not go after the pregame stretching.

Cutler outplays Favre in Bears victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 237 yards and three touchdown passes, Devin Hester had two big returns and the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-13 on Sunday to tie Green Bay for the NFC North lead.

Rice out, Harvin in for Vikings

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice has not been activated from the PUP list and will not play Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Vikings flashback: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Here's a look back at some of the Vikings' recent Week 10 contests.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm says the Bears will eek out a close win Sunday vs. the rival Vikings.

Vikings' Rice out for Week 10

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice will not be active for the Vikings' Week 10 game vs. the Bears, as the wide receiver has opted to sit out another game to allow his hip more time to heal.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Coming off a season-high 2½-sack performance against the Cardinals in Week Nine, some observers are wondering if Jared Allen is finally back on track.

Vikings list WRs Harvin, Rice as questionable

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin returned to practice Friday but is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Bears.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy forecast for the Week 10 contest against the Bears in Chicago.

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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