The Vikings announced Monday that rookie Christian Ponder will get the start at quarterback Thursday night in their final preseason game against Houston.  Kickoff Thursday night at 7pm, pregame on WJON at 6:00.  Ponder will likely play the first half with Joe Webb playing the 2nd half.  The two players are competing for the #2 quarterback job behind starter Donavan McNabb.

The starters, including McNabb, will sit most if not all of Thursday's preseason game.