Vikings stock report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m.
Posted By Christian West

Here's who rising and sliding following the Vikings 27-21 loss to the Raiders.

Rising

WR Percy Harvin: Harvin's explosive first step was on display Sunday. Even though he had it called back because of a holding, his 35-yard run TD run on a reverse showed good vision and great burst. He also made things happen in the passing game, catching six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. On the touchdown, the Vikings set up a screen wonderfully and Harvin utilized his blocks to score from 26-yards out.

OLB Chad Greenway: Greenway was the bright spot on the defense, making plays all over the field. He had 15 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and a QB hit. He was solid in the run game and in pass coverage and brought pressure when asked to blitz.

FB Ryan D'Imperio: D'Imperio has gotten more time as the lead blocker and did an excellent job leading the way on Adrian Peterson's 12-yard TD run.

Falling

WR Michael Jenkins: After the first meeting with the Packers in Week Seven, it looked like Jenkins was going to have a growing role in the offense. Since that game, Jenkins has not had more than four receptions or 49 yards, including a four-catch, 30-yard outing against the Raiders. Jenkins has had difficulty with tight man-coverage and has struggled to make plays down the field.

RB Toby Gerhart: Gerhart had a great opportunity to justify his second-round selection in the 2010 draft, but he couldn't make the most of it. He had seven carries for 18 yards and caught one pass for seven yards. The difference between Peterson and Gerhart is unsurprisingly striking, but Gerhart's lack of explosiveness was glaring.

DE Jared Allen: In a matchup of Jareds having excellent seasons, the Raiders' Veldheer won with ease. Allen never sniffed Carson Palmer, even though he had a lot of one-on-one matchups with OLT Veldheer. In the running game, Allen was dominated as well, as the Raiders were able to run at him all afternoon.