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Ponder To Start For Vikings

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder looks for a pass during the first half of their NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder looks for a pass during the first half of their NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Green Bay Packers will again face quarterback Christian Ponder on Sunday at Lambeau Field.  Vikings’ coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement Wednesday. 

His status was in question after he committed three turnovers last Sunday in a loss at Seattle.  Ponder was pulled in favor of back-up Matt Cassel.  However, Frazier says he believes Ponder has the best chance of beating the Pack – who will apparently be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers unlike October 27th when Green Bay trounced Ponder and the Vikes in Minneapolis. 

For the Packers, seven players did not practice Wednesday – Rodgers, Don Barclay, Sam Shields, Mike Neal, Nick Perry, Casey Hayward, and James Nixon.  Center Evan Dietrich-Smith was limited, as were linebacker Andy Mulumba and defensive end Ryan Pickett.

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