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Vikings' Frazier to stick with McNabb at QB despite 0-4 start

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier wasn't as definitive with his support for his embattled quarterback as he's been in the past, but for now it seems Donovan McNabb's job is safe -- at least for one more week.

McNabb and the Vikings are 0-4 -- their latest loss a 22-17 stumble Sunday at the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs -- and the voices calling for Frazier to give rookie Christian Ponder a look are growing louder by the day. Despite the Vikings' winless start and his quarterback's less than stellar play, Frazier still doesn't think a quarterback shakeup will cure whatever ails his club.

"We're not in a situation -- I don't think -- where we would make a quarterback change," Fraizer said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "We'll go back and look at this tape, look at every position and see what we can do to help every position play better than we played today."

Sunday marked the second consecutive week that Frazier fielded questions on his intentions with McNabb -- who showed moderate improvement against the Chiefs, throwing 202 yards and two touchdowns to one interception. While the core of Frazier's message remained the same, his choice of words warrant attention.

By saying "I don't think" Frazier left the door for a possible change, though NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that the Vikings coach does not anticipate a quarterback switch at this point in the season.

The Vikings will look to win their first game of the season when they host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

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