Cassel will start Sunday's game at Baltimore assuming Christian Ponder is not cleared following a concussion suffered last Sunday against Chicago. Cassel threw for 243 yards in the second half and overtime in Week 13, but would not be a great option against a sound Ravens defense should he start.
Cassel has show the ability to move the Vikings offense, but the Raves allow just 228.9 yards per game through the air. Sunday's forecast in Baltimore also calls for a wintry mix and a high of 34 degrees, providing further reason to avoid Cassel.
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