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Photo by Benny Sieu / USA TODAY Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder, left, is chased by Green Bay defensive end Datone Jones during the third quarter on Nov. 24 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Ponder balances highs at home, lows at work

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MANKATO, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder doesn’t deny it’s been tough being relegated to third string. But he said Wednesday that it was good timing what happened last month.


Ponder’s wife, Samantha, gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter Bowden Sainte-Claire. She was named after the legendary Bobby Bowden, Ponder’s former coach at Florida State.

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