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Ponder on offensive struggles: ‘It's on me'

Christian Ponder (Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire)

The first-team offense struggled in several areas, but the headliners were trying to put a positive spin on it. No matter who took the blame, they remain confident they'll be ready for the regular season.

Friday night was supposed to be the Vikings' coming-out party. In their first two games, the first-team offense had been on the field for just five drives. They scored in four of them and in the only one they didn't they missed a 49-yard field goal. Considering that they were playing what Vikings color analyst Pete Bercich referred to as the "San Diego junior varsity team" – a squad that... Recommended Stories