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Christian Ponder is already proving all the doubters wrong after his performance against the world champion Green Bay Packers last week. The Vikings were hugely criticized for selecting Ponder higher in the draft than most people would have. Many critics assumed that Ponder will be a bust and have a short career in the NFL.
Ponder then proved them all wrong with his performance last week. Ponder looked very poised and confident in the pocket against the defending Super Bowl champions, and showed a lot of upside. Ponder showed no hesitation in his decision-making, had the confidence to throw the ball into tight windows and showed he is a very good runner as well. And, it was his first NFL start.
This week he goes up against the Carolina Panthers, who don't have as good of a defense as Green Bay does. Ponder will be able to have his way in the passing game, with the defense solely focusing on Adrian Peterson.
So, for any of you that have Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler as your quarterback, Christian Ponder is an ideal pickup to play this week.
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