Harvin Has Record Day, Continues Impressive Season

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 5, 2011 – 7:54 am

Parts of the Vikings loss to the Broncos on Sunday were hard to watch. What isn’t hard to watch, though, is Vikings playmaker Percy Harvin, who was once again the star of the show on Sunday. Harvin continues to be the best player on the field on a weekly basis, and Sunday was no different as he registered a record day and continued his impressive season.

Harvin established a new career-high in receiving yards with 156 on 8 catches, and he added a pair of TDs as well. Both of Harvin’s TDs were short passes that he turned into long gains thanks to good downfield blocking and a burst that not many NFL athletes possess.

In a game that contained 9 plays of 20+ yards, Harvin had the game’s two longest TDs. He scored on TD receptions of 52 and 48 yards.

“They did a great job of being open,” Ponder said of his entire WR corps after the game. “They (Denver) play a lot of man coverage, especially on the third down. They were doing a great job of getting open and making plays. Percy turned two small catches into big touchdowns and it makes my job a lot easier.”

Ponder also had a career day, throwing for 381 yards on 29 of 47 passing. He couldn’t say enough positive things about Harvin after the game.

“He’s a great guy you can trust and have confidence in,” Ponder explained. “He can make plays. There’s some catches that he shouldn’t have caught that he made. There’s a lot of confidence in that guy that he’s going to go out and play well and give it all he has. That’s a guy who puts the team first and loves the game.”

Ponder’s confidence in Harvin is notable because Harvin’s touches and production have increased each week since Ponder took over as the team’s starter on October 23. Sunday’s outing against the Broncos was no exception. Harvin had 19 rushing yards on 5 carries to go along with his 8 receptions for 156 yards and 2 TDs. That adds up to 175 yards on 13 touches, which raises his season totals to 1,362 combined yards on 108 touches (averages out to 12.6 yards per touch).

Taking kickoffs out of the equation, here are Harvin’s touches-yards-TD totals over the past 6 games: 4-23-0; 8-77-1; 9-70-0; 11-94-1; 13-106-1; 13-175-2.

Harvin’s head coach also commented after the game about how impressive Harvin’s performance was on Sunday.

“He’s an amazing athlete,” Frazier said. “He was ill on Friday; he wasn’t able to get in to work. He wasn’t feeling too good on Saturday. He went out and played a good game. He’s a great player, great competitor, and has no quit in him at all.

“I can’t say enough about his effort and his heart.”

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49 Responses to “Harvin Has Record Day, Continues Impressive Season”

  1. By Saddy on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Harvin is a beast, he has great work ethic….Harvin, AP, Ponder, Jared Allen, Shiancoe never give up…..

    Now we need a star player like Morris Claiborne or Justin Blackmon in this years draft…I don’t think so Rams will pass on Matt Kalil, if Kalil is still there when Vikes draft then Kalil is a no brainer…

    Morris Claiborne, Chris Cook and Antonine Winfield will get us back to purple eater years…

    Justin Blackmon, Percy Harvin, Rudolph, AP, Ponder will be a high scoring offense too…

  2. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    More like Claiborne, Mistral raymond, Tracy Porter, Winfield, and Markelle martin will give us a great secondary

  3. By hippster on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    just about every player and coach on this team should give percy 50 percnt of their pay from this game

  4. By Deertracks on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    All this talk about making Joe Webb a WR…Have any of you ever looked at the Vikings Roster? We have Devin Aromashodu, G. Camarillo, Emanouel Areneaux, All Good WR’s..Joe Webb should be placed where he is the most valuble..Right where he is!!QUARTERBACK!! You all seen what almosat happened to Ponder Sunday..Couple of more hits and he would have been hauled off the field in a basket! Webb is needed as the backup for Ponder! NOT Sage! We all know what a sorry a$$ OL we have in protecting the QB, Joe Webb could handle that problem just as good as Ponder! Wake up Frazier…Look at last years Webb games like I just did..You have a Diamond in Joe..Polish him up and give him some rep’s at QB! Give Ponder a rest every once in a while with Webb in at QB!!

  5. By Deertracks on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    By the Way Percy, Great game!!.. You put me right on the edge of my seat each time you take the field…My wife comes running into the room each time you take off down the field, wondering why I am yelling my head off!! I like to yell at exciting players and great play makers such as you and J. Allen just keep me whooping and hollering…

  6. By Robert Griffin III on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Robert Griffin III

  7. By Robert Griffin III on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Draft Robert Griffin III

  8. By Robert Griffin III on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is a choker Draft Robert Griffin III

  9. By Robert Griffin III on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Real Viking fans want Robert Griffin III

  10. By Viking Joe on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    When healthly Harvin is great !!!!!

  11. By Robert Griffin III on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    ponder is to boring

    Robert Griffin III (QB)
    A”AllDay”P (RB)
    Harvin (WR)
    Rudolph (TE)
    Equals Highlights ever play in the viking new stadium i can just picture it now

    Please zigi dont let this guy slip away draft Robert Griffin III
    “I bleed Purple”

  12. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    No one wants RG3

  13. By zman71 on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Who cares and it doesn’t matter still 2-10.

  14. By Viking Joe on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need to draft a LT,S,CB,WR and maybe a OG , not RG3, who is good but not needed for the Vikings. Ponder will have his growing pains all QB’s do.

  15. By Viking Joe on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    OH and hire a legitimate GM !!!

  16. By VegasVike on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    How can anyone trash talk CP7? He just set a rookie record behind probably THE worst Viking O Line ever. Get him some protection, some decent WR’s and a better game plan from the coaches. Then if he plays poorly trash him, not now.

  17. By Matt on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    @Deertracks. Joe Webb is not a quality QB prospect. I don’t know what games you were watching maybe just the one against the eagles. As this was his only good game. He’s an amazing athlete with great speed. That is why he moved the ball. He has a huge arm but doesn’t see open receivers or throw accurately. Those are huge qualifications for a quarterback. This is why they are trying to use him at WR. He has 4.44 speed which is amazing for a 6’4 guy and he has an amazing vertical (check out the youtube video of him leapfrogging over 7 bags this is about shoulder high) which will allow him to highpoint the ball down the field. He’s great in the open field which will result in alot of YAC. It is absolutely the right decision to get him into the WR rotation. This is where he could be a diamond in the rough. Not at quarterback.

  18. By Matt on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Oh yeah and Webb has 11″ hands

  19. By sugarcane on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve never been a Vikings fan, but that seems to be changing. Weird, because I have absolutely no tie with Minnesota in any way. 2-10 is tough to swallow, however, I think this team does have a great nucleus. I am happy to see that you guys aren’t trashing CP7. He has such a bright future, and if you can get him a little more protection, he’ll be an elite QB. Maybe another WR, corner and help on the OL. That, and the maturation of Ponder, will get y’all back in the hunt quick. I really like this kid, and find myself pulling for the Vikings every week now (and I live in Denver!).

  20. By Deertracks on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Matt: I watched all of the games he had a chance to QB…Not just the Eagles game..Including Sunday, when he threw and made the throw…Like Ponder has done so great at times Sunday…As for WR’s…Didn’t you read the names of the Good WR’s we have just setting on their handsd on the bench? Why in HILL do you want a GOOD QB like Webb wasting away..Sooner or later Webb will get tired of being an outcast and ask to be traded to some Team that knows how to train a Good QB, Then he will come back to Haunt the Vikings..

    Look at some of the QB’s the Vikings let go, who went on to win Super Bowls for other teams…Gannon, Johnson to name a couple…

  21. By Deertracks on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, Ponder is Good…But Then so is Webb, if ever given a chance to prove it..

  22. By 61vikings on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Love what I saw out of Ponder, even hurt he continued to play well!! He made (2) rookie mistakes in that game, but in the future those will be games he will win!! Even as beat up the as the Vikings are, they played a good game with the talent level we have on this team!! I hear everyone on rebuilding the offensive line and we really do, but our defensive backfield is by far the worst in the NFL!! We need to draft 2-3 DB’s and sign 1-2 more through free agency!! I do agree, our first pick needs to be either Kalil,Claiborne or Blackmon, best available on the board at that time, which will be alot, because we will be drafting in the top 5!! We found out yesterday, when given the chance, Burton and Aromashodu can be good wideouts, but we still lack a big time receiver, which we haven’t had since the days of Moss and Carter, so my first choice would be Blackmon!!

  23. By Cali Packers Fan on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    WIth all of harvins’ glory and greatness, you guys STILL can’t find a way to win a game. Saw Ponder actually had good game too. Too bad you guys can’t figure out how to win. Must be the coach with the girls name. That make the tikes 2-10, doesn’t it?? Boy, think back a few years back when you guys were 10-2. Ahhh, those were the days.

  24. By purplegoldman on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Hey calipackerfan. The packers doom and gloom days are coming much faster than you would have ever imagined. So keep bashing the Vikes and there fans,you will soon feel the pain.

  25. By sandiamond on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    2012 Vikings Mock Draft:

    Rd1 Morris Claiborne CB LSU
    Rd2 Mike Adams OT Ohio State or Jerel Worthy DT Mich State
    Rd3 Andrew Datko OT Fla State or Jared Crick DE/DT Neb
    Rd3(if Applicable with Gerhart trade) LaMicheal James RB Oregon
    Rd4 Lucas Nix G Pitt or Barrett Jones T/G Alabama or Nate Potter G Boise State
    Rd4(if Applicable with comp pick) Case Keenum QB Hou or Russell Wilson QB
    Rd5 Ryan Browles WR/PR Okla or T.J. Graham WR/PR NC State
    Rd6(if Applicable with comp pick) Trenton Robinson FS Mich State or DeQuan Menzie CB Alabama
    Rd7 BJ Cunningham WR Mich State or Marquis Maze WR/PR Alabama

  26. By VegasVike on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    For once I agree with Cali! 2009 @ 10-2…those were the days! And neither of the “2″ were against the packers! Favre’s hatred of the packers really showed that year huh? It’s amazing how fast a team can go from hero to zero. What’s that in your rear view mirror Cali? It’s coming up fast, be sure to be posting here when your team sucks ok? A real man with a mouth like yours should!

  27. By Viking Joe on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings are aging or just to raw in alot of key areas, that being said, sign a few good FA’s and draft for NEED !!!! They will be better, I hope sooner than later, next up the Detroit Thugs. Talk about a bad coach, Schwartz should bench those idiots he has, not coddle them.

  28. By ME on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Why does everyone want to draft Morris Claiborne hes a good player but hes not even the best secondary player on LSU Mathews there CB is a beast we should draft him with our first round pick he will be a great cornor

  29. By sandiamond on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    The blogging filters have been increased again

    testing, 1,2,3

  30. By sandiamond on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    T.Mathieu is sop and not eligible for the draft next year

  31. By Viking33 on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Yes the Blogging Filters have been incresaed – I am going to need to figure this out someday. @ Calipackerdude – are you done crying your tiny green and gold tears…….I think someone just sneezed on Rodgers the Rabbit better throw a yellow hanky.

  32. By Matt on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    @deertracks can you name one run first quarterback who won a suberbowl. Joe Webb is a run first quarterback.

  33. By Matt on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Morris Claiborne is a great cover corner and a ballhawk but he stinks in run support. I doubt the vikings will go for a guy who can’t or won’t help with the run game. Watch his games he plays the ball like a WR but he can’t get off of blocks to assist the run defense.

  34. By Viking33 on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Mr P Harvin!!! Good for you and the team and my FF teams too! Gotta love the Honeybadger too – coaches were comparing his attitude to Anthony Carter this weekend. If he has half that integrity and charisma he will be a great addition to any team….when he comes out. When CP7 and Musgrave learns to spread the love around like a Brees and Payton – we will get this thing rollin all out of control!! But we have to stop teams too – Go Claiborne in the draft!! Until then, watchin this defense is like listening to someone sing the wrong words to the songs we love in the wrong key!!

  35. By Brad on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Great game from Percy. I would like to see what Ponder could do with a good offensive line and a healthy AP.

  36. By Frederick Jones on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply


    Organize your VPs into a winning team.

  37. By JACOBY 4 VIKES on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply


  38. By Cali Packers Fan on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    @Vegas Vike

    I will still be here when the Pack suck. But by then, you’ll be gone. And I’m sure our doom is in the rear view, but so far I don’t see it. Even when we do suck, we’ll still be better than you. Our team is a legendary team. Legendary Coaches. Legendary players. 13 titles to back it up also. What’s your team known for?? Our sloppy seconds. Ya, I’m sure there was hatred between Favre and the Pack. Ya. He beat us, bad, twice. But once again, that’s all you guys have got to go on. What else has your beloved Vikings done?? When you guys put your brain cells together and think of somethin’, get at me. Be sure to @CalliFudgePackerFan me.

  39. By Cali Packers Fan on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply


    Can you name a QB that won a Superbowl for the Vikings………..

  40. By WaVikingFan on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply

    We only need to replace one person next year to do better….. The Head Coach!

  41. By gail on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply

    i think we need to replace the head coach at least with with childress we won more games .

  42. By RR on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply

    Jack Del Rio for Defensive Coordinator and Steve Spagnolo or Mike Tice as Offensive Coordinator

  43. By RR on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply

    Demote Musgrave to QB coach, and demote Pagac to DL or LB Coach

  44. By Frederick Jones on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply



    YA Think?

  45. By Lucas on Dec 7, 2011 | Reply

    Webb sucks as a QB period. None of this nonsense that he should play QB for the MN Vikings. Never in this time would he “come back to haunt us” if we let him go. If he is such a diamond then why hasn’t he made a splash in his “special” package. He’s “special” all right.

  46. By Bigfan1 on Dec 7, 2011 | Reply

    One of the best in the NFL, but we lost.

  47. By James on Dec 7, 2011 | Reply

    Harvin is soooooooooo awesome. Im surrprised that he never makes like 4 punt returns for TDs. Ponder is superb too, if Ponder doesnt do good now then he will later on. Anyways @WaVikingFan you are so right, they should get a new one thats better.

  48. By James on Dec 8, 2011 | Reply

    KEEP IT UP HARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. By James on Dec 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Caili Packerd fan: The Packereds games are made so that they can win the packereds could get beaten up 100to 3 by Indi!

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