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Harvin dazzles as Vikings win again, 30-7

It's all Vikings at Mall of America Field as they move to 4-1 on the season with a convincing win over Tennessee.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Percy Harvin: MVP?

Wide receiver Percy Harvin again proved why he might be the best player in the National Football League Sunday, as he led the Minnesota Vikings to a 30-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field. As a result, the Vikings improved to 4-1, eclipsing their entire win total of the disastrous 2011 season.

"He's been incredible," Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said of Harvin. "He's a terrific football player, it's so obvious. I'm glad he's a part of our team."

To see Frazier's news conference in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

Harvin opened the scoring in the first quarter with a four-yard run into the end zone. But it was his third quarter touchdown catch from Christian Ponder that made jaws drop as he broke three tackles for an improbable 10-yard touchdown reception.

For the day, Harvin caught eight passes for 108 yards.

Ponder, who threw two interceptions (the first all season for the second-year quarterback), also threw a touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph, a 15-yard floater in the fourth quarter to make it 30-7.

"It's nice to officially beat last year's record," Ponder said after the game. "We're going to enjoy this one. We know we had a good team going into this (year). We should be 5-0. We definitely like we're at right now."

To see Ponder's postgame comments in their entirety, CLICK HERE.

To hear from other Vikings stars (Antoine Winfield, Michael Jenkins, Chris Cook, Matt Kalil and Devin Aromashodu) courtesy, CLICK HERE.

Blair Walsh provided the rest of the Vikings' scoring, as he kicked three field goals, from 42, 36 and 26 yards out.

The Minnesota defense also had another big day, holding the Titans to a total of 267 yards. Tennessee was kept scoreless until the fourth quarter when backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck hit tight end Jared Cook from 10-yards out.

Minnesota retains a share of the NFC North lead with the victory. They're tied with the Chicago Bears, who defeated Jacksonvile, 41-3.

Earlier in the afternoon, Indianapolis defeated Green Bay, 30-27, as the Packers fell to 2-3 on the season.

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