After starting deep in their own territory, Christian Ponder engineered what might be his most impressive drive as a starting quarterback in the National Football League, moving the Vikings 95 yards for a touchdown and giving them a 12-7 lead with time winding down in the first half of play.
One of the big stars of the drive for the Vikings was recever Devin Aromashodu, who had three catches on the drive for 52 yards, none bigger than a big grab on 3rd-and-16 that went for 18 yards and a big first down to the Broncos' 35-yard line.
Three plays later from the 19-yard line, Ponder dropped back to pass and found fellow rookie Kyle Rudolph in the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown pass. It was a ridiculous catch by Rudolph for the second touchdown of his NFL career, and one that we should have the video of here shortly.
The Broncos are getting ready to punt it away again just before the two-minute warning at the Metrodome, with the Vikings leading by a score of 12-7.