Your Minnesota Vikings Power Play Of The Week For Week 12

We could go over Percy Harvin's amazing kickoff return again, but we've already gone over it quite a bit. For this week's Power Play of the Week, let's go with a play that got the desired result, shall we?

This play came at a point where it looked like the Vikings were going to be unable to capitalize on a huge break. On the previous drive, the Vikings appeared to have gone three-and-out, but Ryan D'Imperio's heads-up play to push a Falcons' player into a bouncing punt on fourth down gave Minnesota a fresh set of downs. . .42 yards down the field.

However, the Vikings followed that up with an incomplete pass to Michael Jenkins, a false start by Jim Kleinsasser, a short carry by Harvin, and a screen pass to Toby Gerhart that was ruled incomplete after a review by Falcons' coach Mike Smith, leaving them with 4th-and-13 on the Atlanta 39-yard line. We at the Daily Norseman had a secret microphone in the Vikings' huddle when this play was called, and caught the following exchange between Harvin and quarterback Christian Ponder:

Ponder_smirk_medium Okay, Percy, you line up in the right slot. After we snap the ball, I want you to run really fast in a straight line all the way to the end zone.

Smiling_percy_medium No problem, man. I can do that.

Ponder_smirk_medium Okay, ball's coming your way.

Smiling_percy_medium Well, what if I'm covered?

Ponder_smirk_medium Ball's coming your way.

Smiling_percy_medium You don't want to look for anyone else?

Ponder_smirk_medium . . .

Smiling_percy_medium . . .

Ponder_smirk_medium. . .

Smiling_percy_medium So. . .ball's coming my way?

Ponder_smirk_medium Yep, it sure is.

Smiling_percy_medium I'll be ready!

Honestly, as much as I'd love to give you a big, sweeping breakdown of this play, that's really what we're looking at here. Just a playmaker making a play when his team needs him to make a play. But it was the best play of the week for your Minnesota Vikings, and that's why it's featured here.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.