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Niners At Vikings Score: Christian Ponder Gets It Done With His Legs

The Minnesota Vikings have increased their lead over the San Francisco 49ers at the Metrodome, and in the most unlikely of ways.

The Vikings started out on their own 20-yard line after a touchback on David Akers' kickoff following a San Francisco field goal, and Christian Ponder and the Vikings went to work again. The Vikings moved the ball into San Francisco territory thanks to a couple of key third down conversions, including a big one to Devin Aromashodu. Then, on first and ten from the Niners' 23-yard line, Ponder was under heavy pressure, and he pulled it down and took off.

Twenty-three yards later, Ponder was diving into the end zone, and giving Minnesota a 14-3 lead.

It's just a part of what's been a great afternoon thus far for Ponder, who has completed 11-of-15 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter and a half of play. This most recent Vikings' scoring drive covered 80 yards in 11 plays, and took 6:44 off the clock.

With 5:29 remaining until halftime in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Vikings are shocking the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 14-3.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.