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Christian Ponder says he expects to play against Seattle

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a shoulder dislocation to his non-throwing shoulder in Thursday night’s victory over the Washington Redskins.

The injury hasn’t appeared to be that serious with the Vikings hoping to make a decision on Ponder’s status for this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks by Thursday.

If Ponder has any say in the matter, he’ll play against the Seahawks.

The thing with this injury is, it’s not really going to hinder anything,” Ponder said, via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. “It’s not hindering my throwing motion or anything. It’s just going to be taking a hit or something, and we don’t have fear that it’s going to get worse. It’s just being able to handle the pain, and if I can do it, then I’ll play.”

Ponder had completed 17 of 21 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns with an interception before leaving the game Thursday night. However, Seattle’s defense is much more proficient than Washington’s. Last year against the Seahawks, Ponder completed 11 of 22 passes for just 63 yards with an interception while being sacked four times.

 

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33 Responses to “Christian Ponder says he expects to play against Seattle”
  1. bbuzz508 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:27 PM

    Don’t think it matters with Ponder in or not. Hawks will eat him alive

  2. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 11:34 PM

    The PEDhawks will find a way to lose this one

    Minnesota 44
    Seahawks 3

  3. pacificnw7722 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:48 PM

    “Last year against the Seahawks, Ponder completed 11 of 22 passes for just 63 yards with an interception while being sacked four times.”

    My prediction for this next game…………..PAIN.

  4. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 12, 2013 12:17 AM

    The Packers would give anything to have Christian Ponder on their roster right now.

  5. jeffesky says: Nov 12, 2013 12:37 AM

    Ponder must ponder a little more as to his future. For him to want to get destroyed in Seattle seems like a sure fire to permanent bench warming follwed by the disapearing act a few years later. Ponderous simply ponderous.

  6. david10654 says: Nov 12, 2013 12:56 AM

    “I Ponder the thought”…

    Game over

  7. fmc651 says: Nov 12, 2013 1:16 AM

    The Minnesota Vikings are a strange team. How do you figure them out at all? I understand getting Cassel. Good veterean backup.I understand moving on from Ponder. His body of work is proof that its the right thing to do. But Cassel wins a game and comes in and closes out another win and he still doesn’t get a start over injured ponder. Pomder couldn’t close out 3 games and they lost all 3 close games. Now bring up Freeman. They bring him in and start him too soon and they throw the ball 53 times. This team is a mess.
    Why did they pick up Freeman at all. Cassel and Freeman should be playing not Ponder. They say Ponder played great against Washington. Really 174 and a pick against one of the very worst defenses in the nFL. I disagree.

  8. akboot says: Nov 12, 2013 1:23 AM

    B.S. Put Cassel then Freeman in there. Save yourself Ponder, your likely to get pounded and really hurt it. Then where you gonna be? Play dead or something, just don’t go!

  9. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2013 6:07 AM

    Playing for pride in November when just about everyone else remains in contention will give the Viking fans time to visit their tall buildings, libraries, art museums, symphonies, and opera houses. Right? Isn’t that what makes it special and better? Enjoy!

  10. packerenglishmajor says: Nov 12, 2013 6:34 AM

    This is good news.
    Ponder is the best QB we have (in any way you can measure).
    I hope we win.
    Sorry to all you out there cheering for draft picks.

    I’ve rooted for the Vikes since 1972, I don’t understand rooting for them to lose.
    Believe it or not a first round QB’s don’t come with any guarantees:
    Tim Couch-Browns
    Joey Harrington- Detroit Lions
    Akili Smith- Cincinnati Bengals
    Cade McNown, Chicago Bears
    Heath Shuler, Washington Redskins
    Rick Mirer, Seattle Seahawks

  11. Jikky Jax says: Nov 12, 2013 8:03 AM

    I had not doubt. He’s a warrior. #Warrior

  12. purplehaze28 says: Nov 12, 2013 9:30 AM

    Ponder knows the train is leaving the station, and he’s desperately trying to get back on…

  13. Jikky Jax says: Nov 12, 2013 9:32 AM

    Ted Thompson the Genius says:Nov 12, 2013 12:17 AM

    The Packers would give anything to have Christian Ponder on their roster right now.

    —–

    More than anything else, it sounds like you’re trying to convince yourself that Ponder is a capable quarterback…

  14. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2013 9:58 AM

    Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Nov 12, 2013 12:17 AM
    The Packers would give anything to have Christian Ponder on their roster right now.

    /////////////////////////////////

    Outdoors in the cold on grass? I don’t think so. His little legs already run-in-place without seemingly going anywhere. It would be worse on a real football field.

  15. orangepeanut28 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:03 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:07 AM
    Playing for pride in November when just about everyone else remains in contention will give the Viking fans time to visit their tall buildings, libraries, art museums, symphonies, and opera houses. Right? Isn’t that what makes it special and better? Enjoy!
    ———————————————–

    Wow, only in Wisconsin does someone make fun of another state because they are more sophisticated than theirs.

  16. snowlock2013 says: Nov 12, 2013 10:26 AM

    Yay for Christian Ponder! I’m going to go throw up now.

  17. jokendave says: Nov 12, 2013 10:39 AM

    “Any given Sunday, the worse team in the NFL can beat the best team in the NFL”. Just sayin!

  18. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 12, 2013 11:12 AM

    To Viking fans that claimed victory when Percy Harvin needed surgery on his hip, time to see who was the winner on the trade this weekend because the man is activated and ready to play.

    Matt Cassell is a step up over Christian Ponder (not saying much) but everyone knows running game with AD is man that needs to be contained. Seattle run defense has been up and down but they know they will need to fill all the run lanes this weekend.

  19. wdnemesis says: Nov 12, 2013 11:26 AM

    Oh play good when you know the Vikings don’t have a chance to even win the division. Sounds smart winning and getting worse picks for next year.

  20. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2013 11:31 AM

    orangepeanut28 says:
    Nov 12, 2013 10:03 AM
    stellarperformance says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:07 AM
    Playing for pride in November when just about everyone else remains in contention will give the Viking fans time to visit their tall buildings, libraries, art museums, symphonies, and opera houses. Right? Isn’t that what makes it special and better? Enjoy!
    ———————————————–

    Wow, only in Wisconsin does someone make fun of another state because they are more sophisticated than theirs
    ///////////////////////////////

    Please. Don’t make me spit out my Dos Equis. Stay full-of-yourself, my friend.

  21. toddc612 says: Nov 12, 2013 12:03 PM

    Any team that puts Ponder in as a starting quarterback isn’t going anywhere. How did the Vikes get in this mess? Ponder gets his first win of the season last week and suddenly people have him crowned as the second coming. Newsflash: we’ve seen him for 3 years and he sucks! Not to mention this coaching staff has pushed the boundaries of complete ineptness (see Carolina/NYG games). Unless every coach (and hopefully the GM) gets fired, I see no hope for this team.

  22. orangepeanut28 says: Nov 12, 2013 1:12 PM

    Please. Don’t make me spit out my Dos Equis. Stay full-of-yourself, my friend.
    ——————————————–

    I see where you are going with that, but as much as people make fun of the sconnies…its never been for being too sophisticated.

  23. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 12, 2013 3:10 PM

    Fun fact:

    The Vikings are ranked number 31 in this weeks PFT Power Rankings. Eat that, Jacksonville!!!

  24. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2013 4:42 PM

    orangepeanut28 says:
    Nov 12, 2013 1:12 PM
    I see where you are going with that, but as much as people make fun of the sconnies…its never been for being too sophisticated
    ///////////////////////////////

    Dear Mr. Rodney Stuffington III. Despite having access to anything you have, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy life. We don’t care what you think. Get it? That’s why we can unabashedly wear cheese on our heads. We know you can’t take the joke, and we don’t care! Do not confuse the arrogant superiority complex of the typical Viking fan with sophistication. That is exactly my point. You need to loosen your cummerbund.

  25. chawk12thman says: Nov 12, 2013 5:27 PM

    Do the Hawks have to Ponder which QB to prepare to play? Not really going to change their approach. Pass Rush, Cover man-to-man, stop the run…….

    Offense for Hawks will be firing a bit better than in the past 5 weeks with some of their better players getting back on the field.

    This should be a win for the Hawks and they likely will cover the 13.5 spread.

  26. 6kingswest says: Nov 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    Fun fact:

    The Vikings are ranked number 31 in this weeks PFT Power Rankings. Eat that, Jacksonville!!!
    —————————–

    Funner Fact:

    The Packers are worse and should be ranked lower than the Vikes and Jags with Sissy Rodgers not playing!

  27. mjk4503 says: Nov 12, 2013 6:05 PM

    This is good news.
    Ponder is the best QB we have (in any way you can measure).
    I hope we win.
    Sorry to all you out there cheering for draft picks.

    I’ve rooted for the Vikes since 1972, I don’t understand rooting for them to lose.
    Believe it or not a first round QB’s don’t come with any guarantees:
    Tim Couch-Browns
    Joey Harrington- Detroit Lions
    Akili Smith- Cincinnati Bengals
    Cade McNown, Chicago Bears
    Heath Shuler, Washington Redskins
    Rick Mirer, Seattle Seahawks

    You forgot to add PONDER to that list! He’ll never be more than an average back – up. Scrap the plans and start over! Including a new coaching staff!

  28. packerenglishmajor says: Nov 12, 2013 6:32 PM

    Anyone can dis Ponder, here’s the facts though, his points per game are higher than any other QB on the team.

    MN needs to get a real OC before they cut the cord on Ponder.

    Every game Ponder’s been in he’s scored enough points to win, if he had any help from the defense – which he hasn’t.

    . . . and he has absolutely no quit in him!

  29. Paul M. says: Nov 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:07 AM
    Playing for pride in November when just about everyone else remains in contention will give the Viking fans time to visit their tall buildings, libraries, art museums, symphonies, and opera houses. Right? Isn’t that what makes it special and better? Enjoy!
    ————————————————-

    Wow, Packer fans are very proud of their low standard of living.

  30. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2013 8:14 PM

    Paul M. says:
    Nov 12, 2013 7:12 PM
    stellarperformance says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:07 AM
    Playing for pride in November when just about everyone else remains in contention will give the Viking fans time to visit their tall buildings, libraries, art museums, symphonies, and opera houses. Right? Isn’t that what makes it special and better? Enjoy!
    ————————————————-

    Wow, Packer fans are very proud of their low standard of living.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Nothing of the kind. We have everything you have. We just don’t walk around with our noses in the air. We’re real.

  31. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 13, 2013 12:30 AM

    If a Minnesotan ever dared to travel outside of the TC metro bubble, they would realize that Wisconsin also has music, theater, arts and every other thing that qualifies as “sophistication” in their infantile mind.

    But we all know that won’t happen…

  32. the3rdpower says: Nov 13, 2013 10:31 AM

    12-0 home stretch.

    Welcome to the Nest… time to eat.

  33. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 13, 2013 11:09 AM

    MN is like one giant leper colony.

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