Vikings Begin New Era: Rookie QB Christian Ponder to Start Sunday

With the Chicago Bears destroying the Minnesota Vikings tonight 39-10, the Vikes O got some quality garbage time, and you know what that means- second stringer playing time.

Donovonn McNabb got pulled in favor of rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, who made his NFL debut in the second half of Sunday night’s loss.

Ponder, the 12th overall pick out of Florida State, came in early in the fourth quarter and finished 12-18 for 99 yards.

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Dwyane Wade hangs out at Bears Game with Devin Hester

In Sunday night’s Chicago Bears 39-10 over the Minnesota Vikings, Devin Hester was co-MVP with a 48-yard touchdown catch through a very crappy Vikings secondary. He also added to his own NFL record for kick return touchdowns tonight. But this one was a career-best 98-yard kickoff return. Exciting to say the least, but too bad he left the game with a chest injury.

His friend Dwyane Wade, a Chicago native was there on the sideline to cheer him on.

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Chicago Bears Fans, Chill out, Vikings Blowout is Not Season Saving

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The Chicago Bears have solidified their stranglehold on third place in the NFC North division. They won a big, Sunday night prime time game versus their division rival Minnesota Vikings, in a very dominating fashion.

That’s the good news.

The bad news- it came at the expense of the Vikings, a front-runner in the “Suck for Luck” derby. (Even though they just drafted a QB last April, maybe “Suck for Matt Kalil?”)

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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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You know those two undefeated NFC North teams? The only two perfect teams remaining in the NFL? These are……..not them. The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions have already put some distance between themselves and these two teams, so Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings in prime time Sunday night is a battle for third place!

Excited yet? I have tickets downstairs to this one, so I better be excited. Or get myself excited.

At the very least, I can point out three dead men walking in this game: Bears WR Roy Williams, Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz and Vikings QB Donovonn McNabb. 2011 will likely be the last stop for the NFL career train.

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Minnesota Vikings Can’t Pester Devin Hester

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Brett Favre threw three interceptions Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Two of the three picks can be put on his receivers since they lost their footing.

Favre was required to force the football even more than normal because none of the top three starting receivers played the complete game for the Vikings. They are the antithesis of Favre-who would be in the line-up even if he was relegated to a wheel chair.

By Patrick Herbert

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