Ponder's performance makes Vikings proud

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Christian Ponder's confidence was a welcome return for the Minnesota Vikings, both in the pocket and at the podium.

The second-year quarterback didn't turn the ball over and threw two touchdown passes in Sunday's victory over Detroit. He cracked one-liners at his news conference afterward, too, more evidence of his satisfaction in a slump-snapping performance.

Several veterans after the game praised Ponder's play unprompted, well aware of the mounting criticism toward him.

Ponder was 7 for 7 on third downs during scoring drives and completed throws to nine different receivers. Ten, if you count himself, thanks to a batted ball by the Lions that landed in his arms.

The Vikings (6-4) have their bye this week. They next play at Chicago on Nov. 25.

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