Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier looks on during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns defeated the Vikings 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Cassel Named Week 6 Starter


Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Most Vikings fans felt that Matt Cassel would be the Vikings starting quarterback on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, and today we got confirmation of that.

Minnesota’s head coach, Leslie Frazier addressed the media today and declared Cassel the starter with Christian Ponder as the backup. quarterback.  Newly acquired quarterback Josh Freeman will be inactive for the game on Sunday, but will no doubt be watching eagerly and waiting for his opportunity.

For at least this week, Matt Cassel will get another chance to prove that he’s a better option than Christian Ponder.  Although that opportunity may not last long with Freeman breathing down his neck.

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