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Last-second Vikes prep

Posted by: Jim Souhan under Vikings, Vikings coaches, Vikings defense, Vikings management, Vikings offense, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin Updated: October 7, 2012 - 2:09 PM

I always say this is my favorite time of year, but, really, it's problematic. I can't stand having to watch five NFL games and a baseball playoff game at the same time.

as I said on the radio show this morning, I wish MLB would admit defeat and stop scheduling games on Sunday. If other sports fans are anything like me, they'd rather watch only the NFL on Sunday, and have the playoff games dominating other days and nights.

Anyway, a few notes, via the Vikings' PR department, for your perusal before today's kickoff:

-Percy Harvin's 30 catches through four games are the most ever for a Viking, passing the 28 caught b y Cris Carter and Jake Reed in 1997.

-Harvin leads the NFL in kickoff return average at 38.3 per, and is tied for the longest kickoff return (105 Yards) this seasomn with former Viking Darius Reynaud, now with the Titans.

-Harvin's 698 combined net yards lead the NFL. The Saints' Darren Sproles is second with 692. Combined net yards includes returns, receptions and rushing yards.

-Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is the only starter in the NFL who hasn't thrown an interception. He ranks 8th in the NFL with a passer rating of 97.7.

-Cornerback Marcus Sherels is the only player in Vikings' history with a punt return for a touchdown, and a sack.

-Harvin has caught a pass in each of his 51 NFL games.

-Blair Walsh has produced 12 kickoff touchbacks this season. The Vikings had 19 all of last season.

-This one shocks me: Since the start of the 2011 season, the Vikings rank first in sacks, with 62.

-With 100 yards rushing today, Adrian Peterson would tie Robert Smith for the all-time lead with 29 100-yard rushing games as a Viking.

-The Vikings haven't allowed a rush of longer than 15 yards this season. They are one of five teams to not allow a rush of 20-plus yards this season.

-I'll be on 1500espn at 2:05 on Monday to talk Vikings. I'll also be on WJON in St. Cloud at 7:15 a.m. My Twitter handle is @Souhanstrib.

 

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