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Ponder under pressure a mixed bag for Vikings

Christian Ponder (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

The Vikings are hoping a bye-week self-scout can help improve their passing offense. Christian Ponder entered the bye feeling better about his performance after a rough stretch, but how he performs under pressure is still a story being developed. What are the measurements used to evaluate that and what did he, Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman say about it?

If the Vikings are to survive a gauntlet of a schedule the next six weeks, getting their passing offense operating more efficiently more consistently will be a top priority between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. If they can do that, they might stand a better chance at playing in the "second season" of the playoffs for the first time since Brett Favre's first season in Minnesota. The Vikings... Recommended Stories