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.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

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 www.gamedaygold.com, 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.

Next Up

Danielle Hunter

Report: Danielle Hunter will attend mandatory minicamp

The big question is if he and the Vikings have worked out a new contract.

enbridge energy line 3

MN appeals court upholds Line 3 pipeline approval

The decision is a blow to Tribal leaders and environmentalists fighting the project.

Pixabay - police crime tape do not cross stock

Update: Standoff with barricaded suspect in Cannon Falls ends

The man had entered a multi-family building and stopped communicating.

1200 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - May 2019

Victim of shooting outside funeral in Minneapolis identified

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings was shot outside the Shiloh Temple, where a funeral for one of the victims of a May shooting was taking place.

Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 8.45.06 AM

Loved ones identify woman killed in Uptown as Deona Marie Knajdek

She was among the protestors Sunday night when a motorist drove through the crowd.

hutchinson health hospital

Hutchinson Hospital forgives $184K in medical debt following settlement

The AG's office accused the nonprofit hospital of violating a regulatory agreement.

waterski

Chaska man seriously injured in waterskiing accident

The 24-year-old was airlifted to a hospital.

Flickr - beach water

9-year-old dies after drowning in Carver Lake in Woodbury

The incident follows a string of drownings in Minnesota over the weekend.

3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 2017

Owner closes JUUT in Uptown, cites 'escalating crime and violence'

JUUT is closed after 35 years at the Hennepin and Lake Street location.

Related

Adrian Peterson: 'Without Percy Harvin yesterday, the Vikings don't win the game"

Last season Percy Harvin played less than 60-percent of the offensive snaps. This year the Vikings plan to use Harvin much more. He was used all over the field on Sunday, and Adrian Peterson put it on record saying, "Without Percy Harvin yesterday, the Vikings don't win the game."

Walsh, Peterson lead Vikings to 26-23 OT win

At Mall of America Field, the Vikings top the Jaguars in a thriller to open the season on a winning note.

Peterson shines, Ponder struggles as Vikings top Cards, 21-14

The Vikings move to 5-2 on the year with a win over the Arizona Cardinals at Mall of America Field.

What was Percy Harvin screaming about?

So what was Percy Harvin screaming about on the sidelines during the Seattle game? All he’ll say is that he was “trying to get things right” with coach Leslie Frazier, and that he wants “to score points.”