The first three weeks they were without a real deep down field game having Simpson serving his 3-game suspension. Then he was sidelined for another two.
To answer your question, Ponder in the first 3+ games 145+ passes did not have a single pick, then that has now changed the last three games with poor decisions & mechanics.
AP - Percy - te kyle Rudolph & short field play by ponder on O has ball control.
The D front four for the most part get their sacs without the blitz due to some great secondary play. Safety Smith has controlled the middle very well & will place a hurt on anyone if given the chance.
Then you have the rookie kicker, this guy has a leg not only on FGs, he limits returns by punching it to the back or out of the end-zone most of the time.
With that said, This game i feel is a very tough game for both teams.
Vikes have given up far to many 15yrd personals that could cost them this one, the D plays with some serious attitude, at times emotion has gotten the best of them.
Nonetheless, folks have a great game and both teams need to come out of it healthy.