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Christian Ponder says sore knee didn't bother him

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has a nagging knee injury that limited him a bit in practice last week, but he says it did not affect his play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday:

"It's just swollen up and a bursa sac deal," Ponder said. "It's not that painful. There is just some pressure in there. I would say it is more uncomfortable than painful. (Eric) Sugarman (the Vikings' athletic trainer) did a great job of getting me ready. It's something that will probably be around for a couple of weeks."

The Vikings beat Tennessee 30-7 and Ponder, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report, finished the game 25-35 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, though he did also throw a pair of interceptions. They were the first interceptions he'd thrown all season.

For the season, Ponder has completed 69 percent of his throws and has six touchdowns. He is on pace to eclipse his rookie season production in a number of different categories, including passing efficiency, yards per attempt and touchdown-to-interception ratio.

The Minnesota Vikings are off to a 4-1 start to the 2012 season and go for their fifth win when they face the Washington Redskins in Week 6.

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