Vikings to continue starting Christian Ponder at quarterback

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The Vikings will keep Ponder at QB, despite troubles. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

The Vikings will keep Ponder at QB, despite troubles. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

The Vikings have no plans to switch from quarterback Christian Ponder, despite his 53.0-rating day against the Seahawks.

The 2-8 Vikings benched him for Matt Cassel and spent money on Josh Freeman, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Wednesday that Ponder will start against the Packers Sunday.

Cassel replaced a struggling Ponder in the fourth quarter against Seattle, after Ponder threw a pick-six. But Cassel didn't fare much better. He completed  5-of-13 passes for 78 yards, one touchdown, and an interception as Minnesota lost 41-20.

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Ponder completed 13-of-22 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown against Seattle.