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Minnesota Vikings' quarterback quarterback Matt Cassel, left, and Christian Ponder, right, warm up during their football practice at the Grove Hotel in Watford, England, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Cassel will start and Ponder will not play due to a broken rib against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Cassel to start at QB against Steelers in London game


LONDON (AP) — Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in place of injured Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The Vikings said Friday that Cassel will replace Ponder, who sustained a fractured rib in last weekend's 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

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