Vikings | Christian Ponder likely to play
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:23:02 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder is likely to start in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers with QB Josh Freeman (concussion) going through concussion protocol this week. Freeman "wasn't feeling so well" after arriving at the team's complex Wednesday, Oct. 23. Ponder will take the first-team repetitions at practice Wednesday and beyond.
Ponder gives the Vikes a better chance for success because he's much more familiar with the offense than Freeman is. Freeman's lack of timing and rust showed in his terrible performance in Week 7. Ponder is only a desperation play for those in two-QB leagues.
Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler