Percy Harvin has done nothing but earn praise from everybody all year long. He was rookie of the week like 27 times in a 16-game regular season, he won the AP’s offensive rookie of the year award, he won the prestigious Vikings Gab rookie of the year award, he’s up for Pepsi’s rookie of the year award, he earned a Pro Bowl spot, and he has draft “experts” apologizing to their readers for making fun of the Vikings for selecting Harvin in the first round.
Now, Harvin has a chance to truly shine and further his legacy in a big way.
As Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune points out, Harvin will have a favorable matchup for much of Sunday’s game.
Orlando Scandrick is the Cowboy’s nickel back and has struggled ever since losing his starting job after being a big part of why the Eli Manning threw for 330 yards in week 2.
Profootballfocus.com also has Scandrick rated as the absolute worst pass defender on the Cowboys, and has a tendency to whiff on tackles at a rate that is right up there with a certain former-Vikings corner that may, or may not, rhyme with “Fled Scoot.”
Inconsistent tackling is something that can be very dangerous against a tough, head-strong runner like Harvin.
When you combine the always present possibility of Harvin making a difference on special teams with Harvin’s saliva-producing matchup, one can’t help but wonder if he’ll steal the show and lead the Vikings to victory.