Vikings' rookie quarterback Christian Ponder had his left (non-throwing) hand spiked late during the Vikings' blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers last Monday night, but he's been a full-participant in practice all week and shouldn't have any problems with the hand on Sunday. That's good for handing off to Adrian Peterson, but unfortunately, you won't get any points for that.
Ponder is still projected by Numberfire.com to throw over 30 times, but is not expected to have much success with those throws. Ponder's predicted to throw just 200 yards passing and a touchdown in his fourth NFL start.
Oakland allows opposing quarterbacks over three points more than average defenses in the league, but held the struggling, yet explosive, Chargers offense to under 20 points last week and can make some plays in the secondary.
Adrian Peterson is likely to make things easier for the passing game, but not enough to make Ponder a safe play.