It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win the four divisions in a centrally clustered NFC this year.

The playoff picture in the NFC remains a work in progress after an unpredictable start to the season has given way to a curious midpoint in which all four divisions are still up for grabs. Frazier did not say who would start in Ponder's place if the quarterback is forced to sit. Matt Cassel took over for Ponder on Thursday and played well, but the team could also opt to play Josh Freeman, who will have spent over six weeks in the Vikings' system by the time the Vikings and Seahawks kicks off. The implication of Frazier's comments is that Ponder is still the Vikings' starter if healthy. He entered Thursday's kickoff with a tenuous grasp on the position, but acquitted himself well. Ponder started poorly, throwing an interception on his second pass of the game, but rallied back and finished 17 for 21 for 174 yards and two touchdowns in addition to his pick. Cassel played well after Ponder left late in...
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