MINNEAPOLIS - The art of watching football often includes "Monday Morning" quarterbacking, but the second-guessing isn't just a week-to-week process.

Looking back to the 2011 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings were expected to draft a quarterback if there guy was available at pick No. 12.

Most draft experts believed that quarterbacks with a first-round grade would be gone by the time the Vikings picked. The Vikings surprised some by selecting Christian Ponder.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected A.J. Green with the No. 5 pick and then chose quarterback Andy Dalton at No. 34 -- both have earned a spot in the Pro Bowl during their brief careers.

"Andy has done a good job for their team," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said.

Frazier said that hindsight is 20-20 when asked this week if he was surprised by the success of the former second-round pick.

"He's done a good job there in Cincinnati. I think Christian has done a good job for us, but consistency has been the major issue from my perspective with Christian, but we're not displeased with the quarterback we took and why we took him."

Ponder will be a backup in Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Matt Cassel will get the start. Kickoff is set for noon.