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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Should Christian Ponder Start At QB For The Vikings in 2011?

Sunday’s putrid performance that the Minnesota Vikings offense showed in their 24-17 loss at the hands of the San Diego Chargers has forced many to second guess and wonder if the right man is playing the quarterback position.

Newly acquired Donovan McNabb wasn’t necessarily awful, he just didn’t do anything–at all– for the Vikings offense.

Entering the season, the perception instantly became that McNabb will start for this team at least this year and maybe the next. Followed by the beginning of the Christian Ponder era as quarterback for the Vikings.

Now, it becomes time to wonder, should Christian Ponder start at quarterback for the Vikings this season?

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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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