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Notebook: Ponder's turnovers hurt Vikings

Christian Ponder (Wesley Hitt/Getty)

Christian Ponder played an efficient first half, but it didn't take long and an ill-timed turnover resulted in a Cowboys touchdown and a 20-10 lead. Plus, get more than two dozen notes to help tell the tale of the game.

Another week. Another loss. Another debate about the state of the Vikings quarterback position. From the time he was drafted by the Vikings and became the starter seven games into his NFL career, the book on Christian Ponder has remained essentially the same – if he doesn't commit turnovers, the Vikings win. When he does, the Vikings lose. Sunday was the career of Ponder in microcosm...

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