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Ponder Passes Concussion Test; Will Start

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Viking quarterback Christian Ponder passed his concussion tests Wednesday and practiced in full and is expected to start at quarterback for the Vikings Sunday against Chicago.  Ponder suffered a concussion and was removed from the game Saturday at Washington.  He said he experienced a headache Saturday night but felt fine Sunday and Monday was cleared to practice Wednesday.

Viking cornerback Asher Allen also passed his concussion test and is expected to play Sunday against Chicago.  The Vikings are 3-12 while Chicago is 7-8.  The game in considered a sellout and will be broadcast on local television.  The Vikings have sold out 144 straight games.

The Vikings host Chicago at noon Sunday, pregame on WJON at 11am.

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