Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier stood at the podium following Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers and said he had no idea who would start at quarterback next week.

Two weeks earlier before the bye week Frazier said Christian Ponder was still the team's starter despite Matt Cassel's success in leading Minnesota to its first win of the year.

Much had changed in those two weeks. Ponder returned to health but was demoted in favor of Cassel. The Vikings also went out and signed Josh Freeman and will give him a chance to start when he's picked up the team's offense.

After another loss Sunday that moved Minnesota to 1-4 and all but ended any faint playoff hopes Frazier said he didn't know who would start when the Vikings go to New York next week to play on Monday night.

"Yeah I want to go back and evaluate what Matt did in this ballgame and then make a determination as we go this week" Frazier said when asked if he was undecided about his starting quarterback.

Cassel was 32 of 44 for 241 yards in Sunday's loss with a late touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph. But after avoiding the costly turnovers in his Minnesota debut against Pittsburgh Cassel threw two interceptions on overthrows of receivers. Ponder now relegated to backup duty didn't see the field on Sunday.

Freeman was inactive this week and Frazier wasn't sure if he would be ready to go in a week with two weeks in the team's system after signing on Monday.

"Not sure we'll take a look when we get with him this week and see where he is" Frazier said of Freeman's readiness. "We've done some things with him this first week. We'll see where he is when we get together this week."

While he confirmed the decision had been made earlier in the week Frazier didn't announce the decision until Friday to start Cassel. Frazier has waited until Friday to name a starter before each of the past two games. The decision the previous game was because Ponder was dealing with a fractured rib.