Since the last time he suited up to play in a football game, Vikings rookie WR Percy Harvin has been honored with accolades and awards. He was named the AP’s Offensive Rookie of the Year and was also named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster as a returner.
With the bye week behind him and a playoff showdown with the Dallas Cowboys on the horizon, Harvin’s focus is in the right place.
“This whole year has been a great honor to me; I’m very privileged,” Harvin said. “But we’ve got some work to do, so the awards were good but we have to finish up strong.
The Cowboys are coming consecutive convincing wins over the Philadelphia Eagles, which came on the heels of an upset of the New Orleans Saints to end their bid for a perfect season.
“They’re hot right now,” Harvin said. “Their last couple of games, they’re probably the hottest team playing right now. With all of that said, we’ll control what we can control and we’ll go game plan, and as long as we do what we’ve been doing, it should be a good game.”
Although Harvin just finished up his first regular season as a pro and he’s preparing for his first playoff game in the NFL, the play-making rookie sounds like a veteran who has been through the drill. Perhaps it’s because of his big-game experience from playing at the University of Florida in college and winning 2 national titles.
“I’m not going to prepare for this game any differently than I did from any other game,” Harvin explained. “I think when you get caught up trying to do something you haven’t been doing, that’s when you can get off track. So we’re going to prepare for this game just like it’s a regular game.
“We all know it’s win or go home. We have a sense of urgency.”
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