Devin Aromashodu cut in on a crossing pattern from his spot on the left side of the formation, took a pass from Donovan McNabb and used his speed to turn the corner for a 60-yard gain.
It's the kind of play that has become common in today's pass-happy NFL, but has been all-too-rare for the Minnesota Vikings through the first five games of the season.
''He's given us a spark, for sure,'' offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said Thursday. ''The emergence of Devin has helped us achieve some chunks and we're always looking for chunks of yardage.''
Now more than ever.
The Vikings rank 31st in the league in passing offense as McNabb struggles to connect with his receivers, especially on plays down the field. Buried on the depth chart at the start of the season behind more established veterans, Aromashodu had only one catch for five yards in the first three weeks.
But with Bernard Berrian unable to generate any big plays as the incumbent deep threat, the coaches started to look to Aro...