MINNEAPOLIS – While Adrian Peterson staked his claim to the NFL's Most Valuable Player award by propelling the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs and nearly breaking one of the league's most hallowed records, quarterback Christian Ponder may have done something more subtly brilliant:
He became a big-play passer.
In the grand scheme of an athlete's progression, this is akin to going from being single to married. Of course, Ponder just did that, too. New Year's Eve also happens to be the two-week anniversary of Ponder's marriage to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele, an extremely rare in-season ceremony.
37-34 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday were enormously important.In other words, Ponder is in the middle of taking some giant steps, and the array of throws he made in the second half of a
There was a perfect deep throw to Jarius Wright for a 65-yard gain immediately after the Packers had tied the score at 27, seemingly taking control of the momentum. There wasRead More »from Vikings rusher Adrian Peterson shines again, but QB Christian Ponder outduels Aaron Rodgers