The Vikings have been battered and bruised within the first quarter of the season resulting in a 1-3 record so far but hope is not lost. Ponder was hurt in week 3 and his play up to then made people believe we would be better without him. Cassel was able to step in against the Steelers and get a win across the pond leaving everyone to ponder what will become of Christian going forward. But it seems that the front office may not have faith in Cassel as a long term starter either with the signing of former Bucs 1st round pick Josh Freeman; the front office also signed Robison to a 4 year $28 million extension with 13 million guaranteed. Some will say that he sucks but truth be told no QB drafted by the Bucs has been successful there. Going forward it seems that Freeman will have every opportunity to unseat Cassel as the starter if he can learn the play book fast enough. Now the Vikings will welcome the Panthers into their stronghold – will this be a mistake or will the Vikings slaughter the overgrown kittens and feast on them all Winter long.