Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears safety Craig Steltz (20) stops Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) at the 1 yard line in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
It was made official on Friday that Matt Cassel will get the start on Sunday for the game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) calls a play during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Cassel is 3-2 in the games that he has played in for the Vikings, which accounts for all three of the team’s wins this season. It is fairly obvious that he gives this team the best chance to win going forward with this team, despite the fact that Minnesota’s coaching staff feels that Christian Ponder is the guy that should start. However, Ponder has yet to clear the concussion protocol necessary to play.
Josh Freeman will act as Cassel’s backup for this game.