Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Vikings players of the week

About the Author

Recent posts by Eric Edholm

Reese: Giants' Tuck wants to regain form

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 a.m.

Chiefs' Dorsey eyes '333 players' for first pick

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m.

Caldwell might be starting fresh in Jacksonville

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Related Stories

Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m.

Vikings release WR Jenkins

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 1:05 p.m.

Frazier: Harvin excited about being a Viking

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m.

Vikings GM: No intent to trade Harvin

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m.

Vikings to play two cold seasons in outdoor stadium

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:33 p.m.

Carter thanks Vikings for help through drug issues

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:48 a.m.
Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:05 a.m. ET
By Eric Edholm

Here's a look at the Vikings' Players of the Week from their 29-20 loss to the Jets on Monday night:

Offense: Percy Harvin

Harvin caught two TD passes and made some exceptional plays to keep his team in the game. Clearly, he benefited from Randy Moss' arrival and started abusing a Jets secondary that often had CBs Darrelle Revis and Kyle Wilson covering him. Harvin's 34-yard catch-and-run got the Vikings' scoring going, and his toe-tapping 11-yard TD in the fourth quarter gave the Vikings a chance to win. QB Brett Favre made some big plays in the second half, but Harvin was outstanding individually.

Defense: Ray Edwards

Edwards had seven tackles and 1½ sacks. One of those tackles was made in the backfield, taking down LaDainian Tomlinson. Edwards also added a few pressures and hits on Jets QB Mark Sanchez. The sacks accounted for 14 lost yards, too. That said, Edwards was out of position on the Shonn Greene TD run, but the Vikings' defense mostly did a good job holding the Jets to field goals and keeping the Vikings in the game.

Special teams: Harvin and Chris Kluwe (tie)

It's a shared award between Harvin and P Chris Kluwe. Harvin averaged 25 yards on seven kickoff returns, including a 44-yarder that he almost broke for a score. And Kluwe netted 40.4 yards on seven punts, with a 59-yard bomb. The Jets' punt returners had only 14 return yards, with a long return of seven.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE