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Vikings still deciding between Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder as starting quarterback for Week 7

Donovan McNabb has been spending an awful lot of time on his back lately. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This after McNabb was sacked four times in the team’s final eight plays of the third quarter.

But at his Monday press conference, Frazier said the team has not yet made a decision on whether it will start McNabb or rookie Christian Ponder when the Vikings (1-5) host the undefeated Green Bay Packers in Week 7. Frazier said the decision will come Wednesday.

According to the Star Tribune, Frazier said the decision would be made based on “what’s best for the team.”

So far, McNabb has failed to get the job done. He’s thrown for only 1,026 yards and four touchdowns through six games while barely completing 60 percent of his passes. The 34-year-old has already been sacked 16 times — including five on Sunday night — and worst of all, is averaging just 6.6 yards per completion.

Ponder completed 9 of 17 pass attempts for 99 yards in the fourth quarter, and with the Packers and Lions way out in front in the NFC North, it may be time for Minnesota to see what they’ve got in their first-round pick.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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