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Key matchup: Seminoles with things to prove

Christian Ponder (Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY)

Christian Ponder's counterpart Friday night is the man that replaced him at Florida State, E.J. Manuel. The two quarterbacks share a lot of similarities in their situations.

With the Vikings starting to sprinkle in the starters as the preseason goes to its second week of games, they will be facing more of the opposition's top-line players as well. With the starters expected to get action into the second quarter Friday, the frontline players will get their first extended look, including quarterback Christian Ponder. The Buffalo Bills are in a similar situation... Recommended Stories