Vikings starter Christian Ponder has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs the Steelers. Matt Cassel will start.
Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley should have a positive effect on the team for at least one week in being able to provide a detailed scouting report on Cassel who had a career year under Haley in 2010 throwing for 27 touchdowns.
The Steelers also have a familiarity with Cassel in that they’ve faced him three times since 2008, including last season.
In three starts vs the Steelers, Cassel is 45 of 95 for 571 yards and 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Cassel has been sacked 12 times in those three starts.