Simplify the game: Sunday is Cassel’s chance to oust Ponder

Matt Grassie
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With quarterback Christian Ponder sidelined with a rib injury, the Vikings will get a chance to see what backup Matt Cassel can do when he gets the start on Sunday against the Steelers.

Mike Florio says if Cassel plays well, we could see him take over the starting job. If he doesn't play well, the Vikings could potentially make a move for Josh Freeman.

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