WR Percy Harvin needed the bye as much as any other player on the Vikings (2-6). With a week off for his body to heal, Harvin, Peterson, Ponder and the rest of the bunch are eager to try to spring a big upset of the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The game is on Monday night at Lambeau Field, where Harvin has had two of his best NFL games.
As a rookie, he caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. Last year, he ran the ball three times for 41 yards and a score and totaled five receptions for 65 yards.
“We’ve shown on tape that if we execute, we can play with any team in this league,” Harvin said.
For his part, healthy ribs will go a long way toward the Vikings’ ability to do that.
“They’re good,” he said Monday, adding: “I don’t think it should be a problem at all.”
Harvin has a chance at a big day against a Packers secondary that has yielded the most Adjusted FP against WRs this season.