Percy Harvin had a good day with the New York Jets in their loss on Sunday, with six catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. He also returned four kickoffs for an average of 27.3 yards.
But the former Vikings standout did most of his damage early in the game, and nothing late in the game when everything was at stake because he was out because of an injured ankle.
Harvin’s injury was a big break for the Vikings, who won 30-24 in overtime.
Afterwards, Harvin said: “I’m not looking at it any different than a loss or any other loss. This one doesn’t hit harder than any other one. It was disappointing we couldn’t come out with a victory.”
What was it like going against his old teammates?
“It was fun,” he said. “I got to see a lot of familiar faces. We all gave each other hugs. It was good to see some of the coaches and some of the staff that worked at the stadium. I got to see all of them. It was all love.”
As far as the fans booing him, Harvin said, “The fans are going to be fans. I expected it. I wouldn’t expect anything different.
“So, to hear the boos and finally get that score, staring was a pretty good feeling. But like I said, it’s just disappointing we couldn’t get that win.”
Former Gophers receiver Eric Decker almost turned the game around late in the fourth quarter for the Jets when he made a nice 29-yard reception. Decker had six catches for 89 yards.
When asked how it felt to be back in his old college stadium, Decker said, “It’s always fun to get back. Very cold, I forgot how cold it is here. It’s good to be back on campus. You get to see a lot of friends and family after the game.”