Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) runs the kickoff back for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Percy Harvin Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Special teams have been huge for the Vikings so far in 2012. That was especially true in the Detroit game where the Vikes had both a kick return and a punt return go all the way to the house. Percy Harvin was responsible for the kickoff TD, with a little – okay a lot – of help from Mike Priefer for designing the return. And in recognition of Harvin’s feat the people who decide such things have named him the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.

The Vikings actually had more than one candidate for this award. Kicker Blair Walsh could easily have won it himself after going 9-for-10 in field goals with 3 from 50+, with those two huge kicks in the opening win against Jacksonville. Not to mention all the touchbacks. But I’m sure Blair won’t mind Percy winning the prize.

Percy’s huge contribution on special teams is only part of why he is currently being brought up as an MVP candidate. NFC Special Teams Player of the Month is nice but an MVP trophy? That would look really sweet on Percy’s mantel. And it wouldn’t hurt him come contract negotiation time either.

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