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Watt means no rest for Ponder's blockers

The Vikings offensive line will have a strong challenge ahead of them with J.J. Watt, who is contending for the single-season sack mark that Jared Allen missed last year. Watt takes great pride in being double-teamed and looks for the opportunities to "punish" opposing teams when he is single-blocked.

The Vikings offensive line deserves credit for a big assist in Adrian Peterson's record-chasing season, but that same offensive line has also made strides in protecting Christian Ponder. It wasn't an easy task against the St. Louis Rams, who have two defensive ends that are both aiming for double-digit sacks this season. Robert Quinn entered Sunday's game with 9½ sacks and Chris Long had 7½. They...

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