The highly-anticipated regular season debut for Jarius Wright couldn’t have started much better.
Wright, active in his first NFL game on Sunday with Percy Harvin sidelined due to an ankle injury, hauled in a 54-yard pass from QB Christian Ponder on the Vikings fifth offensive play of the game. The Ponder-to-Wright connection got the Vikings to the Detroit 1, but a penaly on the next play backed them up to the 6. Two plays later, Ponder went back to Wright and the rookie hauled in a pass for the TD, the first of his career.
That sequence of events gave the Vikings an early 7-0 lead, and they now lead 13-3 at halftime. Wright is the Vikings leading receiver with 3 receptions for 65 yards and the score, while Ponder has been efficient on the day going 13 of 18 for 102 yards with the TD to Wright and no INTs for a passer rating of 104.4.
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