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Access Vikings: What's next for Christian Ponder?

Will a team in the NFL find a spot for former Vikings starting QB Christian Ponder?

Counting Snaps: Lions 16, Vikings 14

Thoughts while counting snaps from Sunday’s 16-14 loss to the Lions at Ford Field … OFFENSIVE SNAPS: 69. QUARTERBACK: Teddy Bridgewater 69, Christian Ponder DNP. Thoughts: Norv Turner’s game plan and Bridgewater’s execution was perfect for a loud road venue against a vicious pass rush that the Vikings’ rag-tag offensive line had no chance of matching up with physically. The heavy dose of five-wide sets out of the shotgun spread the Lions out and enabled Bridgewater to fire quick slants and screens to nullify the pass rush. Turner also threw in  the right amount of plays in which he...

Counting snaps: Vikings 30, Jets 24

Thoughts while counting snaps from Sunday’s 30-24 overtime win over the Jets … OFFENSIVE SNAPS: 58. QUARTERBACKS: Teddy Bridgewater 58, Christian Ponder DNP. Thoughts: Bridgewater’s resiliency  is becoming his strongest suit. The reason Jets coach Rex Ryan called a cover zero blitz on third-and-five in overtime is because Bridgewater hadn’t done anything against that call the whole game. But unlike Ponder from past years, Teddy B doesn’t drag the bad plays with him throughout the game and into the next week. He has learned how to cut them loose, which is a great trait to have as a...

Counting Snaps: Vikings 31, Panthers 13

While counting snaps from Sunday’s 31-13 victory over Camsickle and the chilled-to-the-bone Panthers at TCF Bank Stadium … OFFENSIVE SNAPS:  48. QUARTERBACK: Teddy Bridgewater 48, Christian Ponder DNP. Thoughts: Two blocked punts returned for touchdowns makes it a strange game for everybody. But throw in 12-degree weather and rookie status and, well, Sunday’s game had to be extremely bizarre for the Floridian Bridgewater. But he seemed to embrace the situation and the warmth of spending more than 21 minutes of game time on the sideline in the first half. Completing that first pass for...

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