Christian Ponder will likely start for the Minnesota Vikings Sunday

Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) warms up prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

After starting Matt Cassel for two games, then acquiring Josh Freeman and starting him for a game, it looks like the Minnesota Vikings will be going back to Christian Ponder Sunday.

Ponder has struggled this season, completing 59 of 100 passes for 691 yards with  two touchdowns and five interceptions. He’s also rushed for two touchdowns.

Although Ponder hasn’t performed, it was an injury, rather than a coaching decision, that forced him to the bench.

“I think I was playing with a lot of pressure on myself before and never felt in sync,” Ponder told Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. “Now is the opportunity to take that deep breath and go out and have fun again. I already got benched, so it can’t get worse than that.”

After the Vikings acquired Freeman, he was named the starter for their game against the New York Giants Monday. Freeman was awful, completing 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards and an interception.

Despite those struggles, the Vikings decided to stick with Freeman.

However, on Wednesday, Leslie Frazier told reporters Freeman had a concussion and likely won’t be able to play.

The Vikings will host the Green Bay Packers Sunday night at 8:30 pm EST.

Topics: Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, Minnesota Vikings

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  • FLVike

    hopefully they let loose the reins and let Ponder throw some intermediate passes. Open the playbook, if they do that and he fails so be it but I don’t think they’ve been exactly fair with their offensive scheme

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