It's been said over and over, but it's always worth noting: the theme of the Minnesota Vikings season is now centered on rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. The weekly power rankings have the Vikings falling on just about all of them - when there's room to fall. But at this point, even they have been focusing on Ponder.
Fox Sports' Brian Billick is no different in his Week 14 NFL power rankings:
26. The Vikings have a ton of issues in the defensive secondary, but the fans should be excited about the future of rookie QB Christian Ponder. He is more athletic than you'd think, and once he gets Adrian Peterson back, the play-action pass will be even more deadly. I questioned drafting Ponder so high in the draft, but it looks like he may pan out after all
That's actually one spot up from last week, probably because the Vikings offense were able to put up big numbers on a Denver defense that has been tough of late. Ponder really is developing, and that's all that matters right now.