I see it's time for me to bust out the Christian Ponder files:
Here is a graph through like week 5 or 6 that shows his completion percentage matched up against how far he has to throw the ball:
Here are three passes he threw back to back to back against Tennessee:
Basically Minnesota has some good offensive pieces (Peterson, Harvin, Rudolph, and Kalil) and their defense has been playing way over expectation (And they just lost a CB to a broken ankle sooooooooo). This is not Aaron Rodgers we're talking about whipping our asses, it's Christian Ponder. You're perfectly fine selling him very short in my opinion.