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  1. After Chiefs, Cassel turned career around

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings were in the market for a veteran backup quarterback a year ago, believing they needed a steady alternative to Christian Ponder after their first playoff appearance in three years was short-circuited by a d...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. On the rising cap and benefit of young QBs

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We talked this morning about the rising NFL salary cap and how veteran players like former Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (in whom the Vikings are reported to have interest) could find a kinder free-agent market this sprin...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Turner could bring deep pass to Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If there's one thing for which Norv Turner has been known in his exemplary career as an offensive mind, it's a deep passing game that has consistently snubbed the West Coast offense principals that had taken over the league. Turner ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Bears' TD began Vikings' two-minute woes

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Based on whatever abilities I have to gauge the mood of a team by its atmosphere in a postgame locker room, the loss that jarred the Vikings the most this season was their 31-30 defeat in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears. Th...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  6. Vikings and RG III: What could have been

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Close your eyes and imagine it, Vikings fans: Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson in the same backfield, working opposing defenses into a tizzy and electrifying the Metrodome with a read-option attack. Griffin and Peters...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. Revisiting Ponder's late-game misfires

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The day after the Vikings' 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, coach Leslie Frazier still said he saw a chance for the team to put the game away on the first-down pass Christian Ponder threw with 4:29 left in the game. Ponder ove...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. 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
  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. Ponder not practicing, Cassel could start

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- It appears Christian Ponder won't start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Ponder was not throwing or wearing a helmet in the portion of practice open to reporters on Friday morning in England, indicating he wi...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  11. Rib injury clouds status of Christian Ponder of Minnesota Vikings...

    Ben Goessling

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's status could be in doubt for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a rib injury he apparently suffered early in last Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  12. QB Watch: Vikings' Christian Ponder

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly analysis of the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback play: Rewind: Christian Ponder went 25-for-42 against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 228 yards, but once again, the third-year quarterback wasn't able to put four quarters together. He th...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  13. Ponder injures ribs, status uncertain

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will be limited in practice Wednesday after sustaining a rib injury early in the team's loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. And while Ponder sounded confident he'd be able to play...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  14. Upon Further Review: Vikings Week 3

    Ben Goessling

    An examination of four hot issues after the Minnesota Vikings' 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns: Line play is offensive: There's no easy explanation for why the Vikings' offensive line play has been so poor in the team's first three games. The g...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  15. Locker Room Buzz: Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Observed in the locker room following the Minnesota Vikings' 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns: Challenge controversy: The Vikings -- who felt like they were victimized against Green Bay in the NFL's last incident involving an auto...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Browns 31, Vikings 27

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- My thoughts on the Cleveland Browns' 31-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on Sunday. What it means: The Browns pulled out their first victory of the season days after trading running back Trent Richardson, w...

    Blog | September 22, 2013