Viking kicker Blair Walsh was named the NFC special teams player of the week this week. He was 5-5 on field goals including 3 field goals of 50 yards or more. He had 18 points in the Viking 36-22 win at St. Louis Sunday. Walsh is 8-8 on field goals of 50 yards or more this season.

Viking quarterback Christian Ponder confirmed he married ESPN reporter Samantha Steele Monday at a Wisconsin courthouse. Ponder said they had reasons for their decision and acknowledged that his recent marriage won't be a distraction this week. Ponder says Sunday's game at Houston is the biggest of his career. The Vikings play at Houston Sunday at noon, pregame on WJON at 11am. Hear more about the Vikings tonight on Vikings Live at Winter Park from 6-7pm on AM 1390-the Fan.