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  1. Vikings, others making quick turns at QB

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Three years ago, the Minnesota Vikings took Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick in the draft, setting in motion a chain of events that ended -- or at least crossed the start/finish line for a s...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. The Vikings' convoluted year at quarterback

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The quote that's been buzzing through the Minnesota Vikings' Twittersphere since coach Leslie Frazier uttered it on Sunday is the one that might have finally lent some clarity to the team's confusing, convoluted quarterback pla...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. Matt Cassel likely to start at QB for Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    Matt Cassel will likely start for the Minnesota Vikings at quarterback on Sunday, coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  4. Matt Cassel on his unpredictable season

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman jockey for playing time this week -- Ponder was the first quarterback taking snaps during individual drills in practice on Wednesday, and left the field first while Freeman worked with pr...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  5. Move could benefit more than just Freeman

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Ever since the Vikings added Josh Freeman to their already-complicated quarterback picture Oct. 7, there's been some question as to who in the Vikings organization backed the move and how much agreement there was about the dire...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  6. Around the Horns: Frazier relying on faith

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: Leslie Frazier has had to deal with plenty of adversity in his past, dating back to the career-ending knee injury he sustained while playing for the Chicago Bears...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  7. Vikings need clarity at QB position

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings had just lost for the fourth time in five games this season, suffering their most lopsided Metrodome defeat in nearly three years. The reactions from veterans in the locker room ranged from Chad Greenway's frustra...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  8. Matt Cassel to start at quarterback for Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    The Minnesota Vikings will start Matt Cassel at quarterback against the Carolina Panthers, coach Leslie Frazier said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  9. For Frazier and Ponder, change is in the air

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In some ways, Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier are outliers in the NFL, gentle and gracious men in a league that so often breeds aggression and conceit. They have risen to the pinnacles of their respective careers together, ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. Christian Ponder OK but Matt Cassel likely to start for Minnesota...

    Ben Goessling

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who fractured a rib about two weeks ago, has been cleared to play, but Matt Cassel is Minnesota's likely starter Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  11. QB Watch: Vikings' Ponder, Cassel

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly examination of the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback play: Rewind: The Vikings were on their bye last week, but time away from their previous game didn't lend any clarity to their quarterback situation. In fact, it got more complicated. The ...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Power Rankings: No. 28 Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly examination of the Vikings' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 17 | Last Week: 24 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Vikings were off last week, so their four-spot drop in the rankings is due at least partially to some of the team...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. Josh Freeman to vie for Minnesota Vikings job; to sit Sunday

    Ben Goessling

    The Vikings won't be in a rush to make Josh Freeman their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, but coach Leslie Frazier said Freeman will get a chance to compete for the job once he's up to speed on the team's offense.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  14. Freeman signing means Ponder is on notice

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We'll begin by allowing a moment for the scenario that doesn't signal a dramatic shift at the quarterback position is coming for the Minnesota Vikings. Christian Ponder has a broken rib, and Josh Freeman could be here to add depth to t...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. QB Watch: Vikings' Christian Ponder

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly examination of the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback play: Rewind: With Christian Ponder out because of a rib injury, Matt Cassel turned in the kind of performance the Vikings had been waiting for at the quarterback position. The backup went...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Vikings: Matt Cassel's moment arrives

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- The second-to-last time Matt Cassel started a game for the Kansas City Chiefs, it was a rainy Monday night in November in Pittsburgh. Cassel dropped back from the Chiefs' 19 in overtime, looking for receiver Dwayne Bowe on second-...

    Blog | September 27, 2013