The Vikings went down to their sixth defeat in seven games with Christian Ponder leading the offense against the Packers on Sunday night, but they’re not sure who will be trying to get their second win when they travel to Dallas next Sunday.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that he would take a couple of days to ruminate on things before deciding about who will get the start in Week Nine. The only thing we know for sure is that it will not be Matt Cassel, who started Minnesota’s only victory of the season, returning to the lineup as Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Frazier said Ponder and Josh Freeman are the only two players under consideration.
Freeman has been cleared after suffering a concussion in his Vikings debut last Monday night against the Giants, so the Vikings aren’t waiting for a green light on that front before going ahead with their choice. It’s hard to imagine why Freeman is in Minnesota if not to replace Ponder, especially since Ponder failed to impress against the Packers beyond not turning the ball over.