Vikings-Lions notes

Minnesota’s receiving corps remained a revolving door this week with the addition of Hank Baskett, Bernard Berrian’s limited Wednesday practice and Percy Harvin’s migraine that kept him out entirely Wednesday.

Baskett, in his five professional years, is already somewhat a journeyman wide receiver. Signed by the Vikings in 2006, his career also looks like a revolving door: Vikings, Eagles, Colts, Eagles and back to the Vikings.

With Minnesota off to an 0-2 start, take note that three teams since 1993 were winless after two games but did go on to win the Super Bowl (Dallas 1993, Patriots 2001, Giants 2007).

It’ll be interesting to see how quickly Baskett gets involved in the Vikings offense against Detroit on Sunday. Brett Favre has dominated Detroit more than any other team in his career. In his last four games against Detroit, Favre is 4-0 and has completed 83 of 108 (76.9 percent) for 979 yards with 8 touchdowns and no picks for 128.6 rating. His 8,753 yards against the Lions are the most against any of his opponents.

If Detroit’s rookie RB Jahvid Best scores two touchdowns against the Vikings, he’d become the first NFL player with 7 trips to the end zone in his first three career games.

On the tube: Kenny Albert, “Moose” and “Goose” (Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa) have the call on FOX from Mall of America Field.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>