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Matt Cassel time in London?

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07:36 AM ET 09.26 | Even from across the pond, fan criticism follows Christian Ponder. But a different, unexpected topic also came up before the Vikings conducted their first practice abroad Wednesday. Coach Leslie Frazier disclosed that Ponder suffered a rib injury early in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Ponder was limited in practice and his availability for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is unclear at this point. Frazier said he needs to evaluate Ponder in practice the next few days before making a determination. If Ponder is ruled out, veteran Matt Cassel will see his first action in a Vikings uniform. "My mind-set is we're going to do what's best for the team," Ponder said. "If I can't perform my regular duties, then Matt is going to step in and play."

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September 26, 2013  07:42 AM ET

It's Matt Cassel time only because Christian Ponder's injury status is.

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September 26, 2013  07:44 AM ET

'loss to the Cleveland Browns'. Sounds worse than a rib injury to me!

September 26, 2013  07:44 AM ET

I wonder which QB the Vikings would like to leave in London?

September 26, 2013  07:49 AM ET

"If I can't perform my regular duties, then Matt is going to step in and play."

Matt will step in, but that's about all he will do.

September 26, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Matt Cassel time?.....That something to Ponder about........why not don't have nothing to lose.

September 26, 2013  07:51 AM ET

.....or they could call you know who down on the farm in Mississippi.

September 26, 2013  07:58 AM ET
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.....or they could call you know who down on the farm in Mississippi.

OH DON'T GO THERE!!!

September 26, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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Unfortunately this London "thong" will never end.

Let's hope not!

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September 26, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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"If I can't perform my regular duties, then Matt is going to step in and play."Matt will step in, but that's about all he will do.

The Vikes should sign Tim Tebow.


Tebow Time !!!

September 26, 2013  08:18 AM ET
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"If I can't perform my regular duties, then Matt is going to step in and play."Matt will step in, but that's about all he will do.

I could be the vikings QB.....
Coach to QB: Just had the ball to A.P. and get out of his way,is all you have to do.

September 26, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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YOU CHANGE MY "QUOTE" AGAIN PAL WE'S GONNA HAVE WORDS!!!!

*FIXED*

September 26, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Power Rankings for NFL annoucers......jeez SI must not have much to do>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

September 26, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Ponder hasn't been able to 'perform his regular duties' when healthy.

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September 26, 2013  08:35 AM ET

"If I can't perform my regular duties, then Matt is going to step in and play."

Is Samantha OK with that?

September 26, 2013  08:37 AM ET

And what do they do for next game if Cassel looks good and beats the Steelers?

September 26, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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Unfortunately this London thing will never end.

Doesn't the NFL realize that London already has a Big Ben and plenty of castles?

 
September 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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And what do they do for next game if Cassel looks good and beats the Steelers?

OOPS!!!

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