Jarius Wright And Vikings Draw The First Blood
I can’t wait to hear the post-game explanations from the Vikings coaching staff as to why it has taken so long to get Jarius Wright activated. Is it a bad thing to have two Percy Harvins?
The Vikings special teams and defense did a nice job holding off the high octane offense of the Lions, and when the Vikings got the ball it was Jarius Wright making a name for himself right from the get-go.
A 54 yard bomb to Wright set the Vikings up and it was he that ended up getting the touchdown catch.
On the next drive, it didn’t take long for Chad Greenway to nab an interception on nice coverage on a pass intended for tight end Brandon Pettigew. The Vikings offense struggled on the next drive, but was able to set up a Blair Walsh field goal.
Defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who many wanted the Vikings to draft instead of Ponder two years ago, has been giving the Vikings offensive line fits.
In the first quarter, the Vikings scored on two of their three possessions while the defense has yet to allow the Lions into their half of the field. With a 10-0 lead, however, the Lions are at mid-field looking to get those chains moving.