Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) while throwing a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Photo by: Genevieve Ross

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is pressured by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) while throwing a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)