Vikings sticking with Cassel this Sunday

Eden Prairie, MN ( - Quarterback Matt Cassel will make a second straight start for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the visiting Carolina Panthers.

With Christian Ponder recovering from a rib injury, Cassel led the Vikings to their lone win of the season two weeks ago in London. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in the 34-27 triumph over Pittsburgh.

Ponder was hurt early in a Week 3 home loss to Cleveland, but managed to finish the contest.

Minnesota is coming off a bye.