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Christian Ponder completed 16 of 26 passes for 111 yards in Week 4. That's 4.3 yards per pass attempt.
After his performance against the San Francisco 49ers in Minnesota's 24-13 upset, people believed Christian Ponder had taken a step forward.
He finished that game 21-of-35 for 198 yards with two touchdowns and a rushing touchdown on a 23-yard scamper. Things were looking up.
Then Week 4 came. Ponder completed 16 of 26 passes (61.5 percent completed). That's the good. He's still accurate. The bad, those passes didn't go anywhere. He accumulated 111 yards through the air, averaging 4.3 yards per pass attempt.
Ponder was battling the Lions, who allowed an average of 250.7 yards per game prior to Sunday. That's the No. 20 ranked pass defense. He should have been able to do more. Instead, he had a disappointing performance.
He's a young quarterback so he'll have his ups and downs this season. Minnesota got the win, but it was because of special teams and the defense.
There's another week, but this was one of the downs for the second-year pro.