• Matt Cassel named Vikings' starting quarterback

    Summary of 11 articles · Updated Dec 6, 2013
    That means Cassel will be in line to start his third game this season, after he took over for Ponder last Sunday and led the Vikings to a comeback victory over the Bears. After signing a two-year, $7.4 million deal with the Vikings in the offseason, Cassel led the Vikings to their first win when Ponder was unable to play on Sept. 29 with a cracked rib. Underneath it was the kind of smile you’d expect from a guy who had just been named the Vikings’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game at Baltimore. After Sunday’s game at Baltimore, the Vikings finish out their season with home games vs. Coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings will likely have to limit Peterson's practice time the rest of the year because of the injury; they have held him out of Wednesday and Thursday practices for the past three weeks before practicing him on Friday. Frazier also said wide receiver Greg Childs practiced for a third straight day on Friday, as he tries to recover from two torn patellar tendons in time to be activated off the physically unable to perform list by next week's deadline and possibly see game action for the first time since he was injured in August 2012.
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      The Vikings again will turn to their backup quarterback with Christian Ponder unable to go.
    • Access Vikings: Cassel gets the start

      Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said quarterback Christian Ponder hasn't passed concussion tests and Matt Cassel is expected to start on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
    • Rand: Vikings would be in playoff hunt if Cassel had started all season

      The close losses don’t lie. An upgrade at QB would have made a big difference for the Vikings this season.
  • Christian Ponder yet to be cleared after concussion

    Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder remains out of action with a concussion, head coach Leslie Frazier said Friday, according to the club. Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday at Baltimore, with Josh Freeman likely the top backup. According …
    • Vikings injury report: Ponder officially out

      EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- What seemed like a virtual certainty all week is now official: Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Baltimore, with Christian Ponder out for the game because of the concussion he sustained l…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Double Coverage: Vikings at Ravens

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens are looking to continue their push for a sixth consecutive playoff berth Sunday when they play the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens (6-6) have won two straight to take control of the last playoff sp…
    Source: ESPN.com
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    Former Packer not having banner season, but Ravens still respect his capabilitiesThis hasn't been the season that veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings wide receiver envisioned when he defected from the Green Bay Packers to the rival Minnesota Vikings in …

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