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Vikings MVP? Harvin Just Might Be

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 24, 2012 – 12:26 am

Percy Harvin has yet to score a TD during the 2012 season. But make no mistake, Harvin has been one of the Vikings most valuable players to this point. He put together another solid outing on Sunday and helped the Vikings upend the heavily-favored San Francisco 49ers by a count of 24-13.

In the game, Harvin caught 9 of the 11 passes thrown his way and collected 89 receiving yards. For the season, Harvin has caught 27 of the 32 passes thrown his way for 277 yards. Six of Harvin’s 10 offensive touches on Sunday resulted in 1st downs, and one of the touches that didn’t was a quick 5-yard gain at the end of the 1st half that set up Blair Walsh for a 52-yard FG.

On top of his offensive production, Harvin also registered 3 kickoff returns for 74 yards and 1 rush for 9 yards against San Francisco. Add it all up, and you get 12 touches that generated 172 yards against a 49ers defense that ranks as one of the fiercest in the NFL.

For the season, Harvin has 43 touches and 559 combined yards, which amounts to 13.0 yards per touch. Also, Harvin’s 319 total offensive yards amount to 30% of the Vikings total offensive output on the season, and Harvin has generated 17 first downs for the Vikings offense.

Harvin’s value to the Vikings offense is not lost on its triggerman – QB Christian Ponder.

“It’s huge,” Ponder responded when asked about having Harvin as a weapon. “Again, when you can throw a short, little bubble route or a swing to him and he gets 15 or 20 yards on it pretty much every time, I mean it’s something that you can just rely on, and that’s a big part of this offense and also in the running game. When you start seeing San Francisco start doubling him, you’re taking away a defender on the run game when they’re worried about Percy Harvin. And he’s such a big part of this offense, and we’re going to keep giving him the ball and he’s going to keep making plays for the rest of the season.”


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27 Responses to “Vikings MVP? Harvin Just Might Be”

  1. By måns on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin is won of the best in the league. The rest of the league just have to realize it.

  2. By robb on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin is finally getting his recognition.That kind of talent can’t stay hidden long.Now the rest of the NFL is looking his way.

  3. By purplehaze1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    the rest of the league is suddenly realizing what us fans and this team has known since day 1…the effect of the PH factor…now show how much he is really appreciated…pay the man…GO VIKES!!!

  4. By ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome game man!
    Titus, you the man, you were nuts on for this game!
    Kudos!

  5. By BusterCrab on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    oz, yes titus is a hero..are you aware that ‘awesome’ is part of the other names that he has, lets see, with ‘be sane and serious’ thats makes it 3 so far.
    Let us see what the great mr. T says about the lions game…

  6. By ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    We shall see I guess…………..

  7. By Harvin is beast on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Give Harvin a new fat contract before he leaves like Sidney Rice did.

  8. By 61Vikings on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Purplehaze
    Amen brother!! We’ve lost to many receivers here in Minny to free agency, so we need to sign Percy to a long term deal!!

  9. By TBurbs on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By 61Vikings on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mercy,mercy its Percy Harvin time!! He is so explosive once he touches the ball and he’s not afraid to take a hit or deliver a hit!! One of the best players in the NFL, period!!!

  11. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This Lions game will be tougher than this last week. I think our veterans will step up the pressure and this team will come through with another win.

    GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!

  12. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, and btw

    TRUE FANS ARISE!!!!

  13. By R L on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    GREAT TEAM EFORT !….

  14. By purplehaze1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @61Vikings…ain’t that the truth…i think Zygi will get it done…at least i hope so…if he could fork over cash for Klink…then Percy shlould be a no brainer…at any rate…good to see the boys improving as we go along. lastly, i forgot to tip my hat to Frazier and co., for a job well done this week…now let’s keep the ball rolling…GO VIKES!!!

  15. By RichardA1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin is awesome, you can’t catch him and he is lightening fast! Simpson coming back they should be twice as powerfull on Offense.

  16. By vikingbob136 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    No question that without Harvin we are in big trouble.
    Stay headache free because you are our MVP.

  17. By tomcat on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    i look for percy to have another big game at detroit. he should have even more room with simpson back. the kittens are very sketchy in their secondary, and gave it up big time thru the air yesterday.ap will get his yards as well. kittens wont run much on us, but they have monster air attack we will hafta figure out how to slow down.need a big game from pass-rushers! skol vikings!!

  18. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    J. Wright J Simpson duo. Will Frazier make the gutsy call to suit up the new players next week? air attack all day stafford has rifle arm to favre it thru defenders

    Put the fastest athletes on the field! points, and more points
    Skol! week 4

  19. By Dueyz on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    One of the great things about Harvin is his overall contribution. Look at our other superstars; Jared Allen will be delt with by certain teams; Adrian Peterson will be delt with by certain teams; Kyle Rudolph will be delt with by certain teams; Antoine Winfield will be delt with by certain teams; whereas, Harvin is a mismatch for ALL teams. He is not my favorate MIN player, but I believe he is the one player that is most difficult for an opponent to remove from a game. That makes him the most valuable player, and I think he’s earned it. I agree with all of you who’ve said, “Pay the Man.”

  20. By josh k on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    My Percy Harvin Authentic jersey just arrived at my door today. Now we need to resign this kid. cut Carlson if we dont have cap space this is madatory for our success going forward.

  21. By josh k on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    not to mention percy wins games and sells tickets. pay the man.

    If someone made “Pay the man” shirts id buy one

  22. By harbaugh on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    i want to challenge all of these posts!!!

  23. By tomcat on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    shut up harbaugh!

  24. By Bluebird7. on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus. You state “TRUE FANS ARISE! Well during the game, while the Game Officals were doing their waltzing, I did arise out of my chair and got a cold one. Is that what you mean???You can stop laughing now. You’ll hurt my feelings.

  25. By odark30 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I call Ponder the MVP on the last game..

  26. By James Kallestad on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think Ponder and Harvin should share MVP award this week.

  27. By Stoney on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Harbaugh, beer came out of my nose when I read your post! Very good!

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