Found November 11, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Quarterback Christian Ponder was struggling and the Minnesota Vikings were going into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions without league leading receiver Percy Harvin. Enter little-known fourth-round draft pick Jarius Wright. Previously compared to Harvin because of their similar stature and speed, Wright stepped in and helped fill Harvin's role, providing the big play Minnesota's offense has been seeking most of the year in Sunday's 30-20 win against Detroit. On the fifth offensive play for the Vikings, Ponder stepped up in the pocket with plenty of time and found Wright streaking down the field for a 54-yard reception, the longest catch of the season for any Minnesota receiver. Two plays later, Ponder found Wright for his first NFL touchdown to put the Vikings up 7-0. "I'm not going to lie, I think I enjoyed catching that long pass more (than the touchdown) because it kind of got the team going early," Wright said. "Of course...
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