Monday, October 12, 2009

Play of the Day

Some people will tell you that the play of the game from yesterday's rout of the Rams was Jared Allen's fumble-recovery-TD. But astute fans who stuck around until the end know that the most improbable, the most unbelievable, the most "How on earth did that happen?" play was, in fact...

Naufahu Tahi's 32-yard catch and run in the late fourth quarter.

Let's put this into perspective. Going into Sunday's game, Tahi had a career 52 yards on 19 receptions, a stellar 2.7 yards per reception. With his 32-yard gain, his career numbers explode to 84 yards on 20 carries, with a Randy Moss-like 4.2 yards per catch!

I know that adding Brett Favre was supposed to help the passing game (and that it was actually Tarvaris Jackson who threw the pass to Tahi -- work with me here), but if his mere presence can even turn Naufahu Tahi into a receiving "threat," then the Vikings are nigh-unstoppable.

3 comments:

Peter said...

I spilled my beer when Tahi got so many yards after the catch. Crazy.

My choice for unsung play of the day goes to Tyrell Johnson who had a beautiful pass deflection on what would have otherwise been a long bomb for touchdown. I forget when exactly it happened, but he kept the Rams fans quiet and denied St. Louis the momentum-changer that almost was.

rakeback said...

Jared Allen is clearly the best defensive player in the NFL thus far. If the defense continues to play the way they have and Favre and AP keep tearing it up, they will be Super Bowl bound.

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