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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings wanted the Donovan McNabb who led the Philadelphia Eagles to five NFC title games in 11 seasons, making plays with his arm and his legs while becoming one of the better quarterbacks in the league.

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Through four games this season, it looks as if they acquired the Donovan McNabb who was benched twice in Washington last season after being unable to get the Redskins offense off the ground.

The Vikings rank 31st in the league in passing offense, with McNabb unable to find any consistency during an 0-4 start that has some wondering when he will be hitting the bench again.

First-round draft pick Christian Ponder is waiting in the wings, but for now coach Leslie Frazier seems to be sticking with the veteran he hand-picked to help the Vikings avoid a rebuilding phase.

"Based on these four games we've had this season, we're not at a point where we're making a quarterback change," Frazier said Monday.

"I mean, there are a lot of things we need to correct on our football team based on the fact that we're 0-4. But, at this point, quarterback change isn't one of those changes."

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