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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

Moss returning? If so, Belichick is genius

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. It's not my style. But what would happen if Randy Moss came back to the Patriots now that the Vikings appear ready to release him?

Rice back on fantasy radar after Moss release

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss' time in Minnesota shockingly coming to an end after just four games, according to some reports, WR Sidney Rice all of a sudden has a chance to make a serious fantasy impact down the stretch.

Report: Vikings release Randy Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Only four weeks after trading for the All-Pro wide receiver, the Vikings have chosen to let go of WR Randy Moss, according to the NFL Network.

Moss unhappy already? It's no Halloween prank

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Randy Moss is unhappy with the media, but more importantly, he appears unhappy with his situation in Minnesota. Losing to the Patriots, the team that traded him, was a good reminder.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Vikings' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 28-18 loss to the Patriots in Week Eight.

Pats knock out Favre, hand Vikings their fifth loss

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Tom Brady connected with Brandon Tate for a 65-yard touchdown on a broken play to give New England a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, knocking Favre out of the game in the process.

Favre leaves game after hit to chin

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre was carted off the field with a facial laceration. His return is questionable.

Vikings-Patriots prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Patriots will dominate the Vikings on Sunday — and knock Brett Favre out of the game.

Patriots-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's ankle has taken attention away from Randy Moss' return to New England in this highly anticipated matchup. PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the well-rounded, confident Patriots have the advantage.

Vikings' Greenway off to terrific start

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
Although the statistics may not show it, the Vikings' defense has played well, particularly LB Chad Greenway, who's been playing like a Pro Bowler.

Don't rule out Rice's return to Vikings this season

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Although he's still a few weeks away from getting on the practice field, Vikings WR Sidney Rice may yet be able to return to game action this season, according to NFC North Whispers.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to watch in the Week Seven game between the Patriots and Vikings.

Report: Favre expects to start Sunday

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre expects to start in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Five questions with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
This week, PFW spends a few minutes with Vikings LB Chad Greenway to talk about his excellent play, the vibe in the locker room and digging out of the hole they are in.

Vikings' flashback: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET

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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