The Minnesota Vikings are already in London, England practicing for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. The game, which is part of the NFL International Series, features two the league’s winless teams. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters this morning that starting quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice while dealing with a rib injury.
Ponder told USA Today that Matt Cassel might be the Vikings quarterback this week. “Ponder says he threw in the walkthrough. “If I can’t fulfill my duties, then Matt’s going to step in and play,” via Tom Pelissero via Twitter.
Both teams will have a bye week after playing in London.
The introduction of Cassel to the Vikings offense might be the jumpstart they are looking for. Ponder’s performance has been sub-par in the first three games. The FSU product has thrown for 691 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions while being sacked 10 times.