Percy Harvin Injury: WR’s Absence Will Help Minnesota’s Run Game

November 10, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Most likely without star receiver Percy Harvin in their Sunday matchup with the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings will focus on the run game.
Specifically they will be handing it off to all-world running back Adrian Peterson. 
The Minnesota Vikings come into this pivotal divisional game at 5-4, while the Detroit Lions are 4-4. Hanging on to the seventh seed in the NFC conference, this would be a big win for the Vikings because they already are 1-0 against the Lions. 
However, Percy Harvin's status is up in the air and if he is unable to play, this severely stunts the Vikings' passing game that already lacks punch. 
Here are three reasons why this puts the onus on Adrian Peterson, and why that's not a bad thing:
Force the Ball to Peterson
Last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks, Adrian Peterson had 17 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
By halftime, Peterson already had 144 yards and was rolling along. However, due...

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