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Vikings will start Ponder against Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Green Bay Packers will again face quarterback Christian Ponder on Sunday at Lambeau Field.  Minnesota Vikings’ coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement today. 

His status was in question after he committed three turnovers last Sunday in a loss at Seattle.  Ponder was pulled in favor of back-up Matt Cassel.  However, Frazier says he believes Ponder has the best chance of beating the Pack – who will apparently be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers unlike October 27th when Green Bay trounced Ponder and the Vikes in Minneapolis. 


The Vikings’ biggest star, Adrian Peterson, will play his 100th career game on Sunday in Green Bay – if he’s healthy, that is.  The All-Pro running back is trying to work through a groin injury suffered last Sunday against Seattle.  Peterson has played 14 regular season games against the Packers, in which he has rushed for 16-hundred-one yards and 10 touchdowns.  Last December, Peterson set a Lambeau Field record for the most rushing yards by an opposing player – 210 in a nine-point Green Bay victory.  Both teams have quarterback issues going into this weekend.  The Packers have won seven-of-their-last-eight games against Minnesota.  That includes last season’s 14-point Wild Card playoff victory against the Vikes at Lambeau.