Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith wins Performance of the Week award


Harrison Smith had a big game against the New York Giants and is now a big winner because of it.

Five total tackles. One deflected pass. One interception that was returned for a touchdown. That’s the simple stat line of Harrison Smith’s game last week against the New York Giants. It was a pretty darn good game.

It was Smith’s first action since the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6 and Smith made the most out of his return to the field. His return performance resulted in Smith winning the Bridgestone Performance of the Week.

The Giants were without Odell Beckham Jr., who was suspended for the game, couldn’t get their offense going. Eli Manning was throwing more passes seemingly to Vikings than to Giants which lead to the Vikings getting a huge victory in their last regular season game ever to be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Smith and the rest of the Vikings secondary will be tested even more this upcoming Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. The targets Aaron Rodgers is throwing to this season may not be attractive as usual, but it is still Aaron Rodgers with the ball and the division crown on the line. Simply put, this is not going to be the easiest of contests for anyone to win.

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You can catch the game on NBC on Sunday night after the game was flexed to primetime. The second straight game for the Vikings to get the primetime spotlight shined upon them. Kickoff is set for 7:30ish.