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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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