Did this catch earn Percy Harvin this week's Sprint Game Ball of the Week? You decide! (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Alright, this week there could actually be a little bit of debate as to who gets this week's Sprint Game Ball of the Week, so I will leave it to you, the people, to make the decision.
I have, however, narrowed the list down to two nominees. They both play the same position, and they both impacted the game in different ways on Monday night.
Our first nominee is Randy Moss. After three days of practice in the Vikings' offense, all Moss did was manage to rack up 81 yards and a touchdown while being covered by the "great" (his words, not anybody else's) Antonio Cromartie. Moss also, alertly, took a penalty on a pass intended for him where he fell down, and dragged Cromartie to the ground with him. It's not often you give guys props for taking a 10-yard penalty for offensive pass interference, but if not for that play, the pass likely would have been intercepted and we wouldn't have gotten the first of Percy Harvin's two touchdown catches. Oh, and he brought in Brett Favre's 500th career touchdown pass. So he's got that going for him. . .which is nice.
Speaking of Harvin, he's our other nominee for this week. Harvin led the Vikings in receiving with five catches for 97 yards and two scores. The first score came on a pass that Brett Favre appeared, initially, to be throwing to nobody, but Harvin's speed allowed him to catch up with the pass, reel it in, and score from 34 yards out. The second score was as good a catch as you're going to see all year, as Favre found him in the back left corner of the end zone, and Harvin went high to get it and still managed to get both feet down. That play brought the Vikings to within a point, and set the stage for what could have been a huge comeback.
I'll leave the poll open for 24 hours, at which point I'll declare the winner. Have at it, ladies and gentlemen!
Which Vikings' receiver should be given this week's Sprint Game Ball of the Week?
Percy Harvin (5 catches, 97 yards, 2 TD) (512 votes)
Randy Moss (4 catches, 81 yards, TD) (89 votes)
601 total votes