There were plenty of big plays for Minnesota in their Week Seven match-up, including a couple of big runs by Adrian Peterson and two more sacks from Jared Allen. However, this week's Power Play of the Week, as you might imagine, was the Vikings' first play from scrimmage, and it was a play that put Christian Ponder into the Vikings' record books after his first pass as Minnesota's starting quarterback.
Yes, I thought this play should have been a 73-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins, but the Vikings got into the end zone two plays later on a pass from Ponder to Visanthe Shiancoe, giving them an early 7-0 lead.
The 72-yard completion from Ponder to Jenkins puts #7 into the record books for the longest pass completion for a Vikings' rookie quarterback. Hopefully it's a record that he's going to hold for a while, because hopefully it will be a while before we have to worry about a rookie supplanting him as this team's starting quarterback.
But the sweet double move by Jenkins to spring him wide open and allow Christian Ponder to complete the longest pass for a Vikings' rookie quarterback bears some mentioning here, too. It was a great route by a guy that is turning into a pretty decent option for the Vikings, and this catch played a big part in him getting his first career 100-yard game in his eighth NFL season.
There's your Vikings' Power Play of the Week, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy!