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Associated Press Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder scrambles against the Chicago Bears during the second half last Sunday in Chicago. After entering the game early in the fourth quarter to replace unproductive starter Donovan McNabb, Ponder completed 9-of-17 passes for 99 yards in the Vikings' 39-10 loss.

Vikings roll Ponder out vs. Packers


By Dave Campbell

AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Aaron Rodgers is one of the older guys now. Here comes another rookie, joining the NFL quarterback club.

Christian Ponder, meet the Green Bay Packers.

"I think he's going to be real excited. This is what we dream about when we're kids," Rodgers said.

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