Vikings Lose At Frisco

Christian Ponder threw for 116 yards, two touchdowns and an interception as the Vikings fell to the 49ers 34-14 in San Francisco.  Ponder added 20 yards on the ground.  Toby Gerhart also had 20 yards rushing in defeat. Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson didn’t touch the ball in one series of action for Minnesota, making his preseason debut as he begins a year in which he will try to become the first player with consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons.

The Vikings close out preseason play Thursday against the Titans.

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.