Harvin returned to the game against Seattle and finished with two catches for 10 yards and four rushes for 24 yards.
Christian Ponder has thrown for less than 75 yards twice in the last three weeks. Even against a bad Lions secondary, he might be a good bet to stay low without Harvin in the game.
Minnesota will need to feed Adrian Peterson early and often in order to get rolling. Harvin was 10th in the league in receiving yards (677) and first in receptions (62, Reggie Wayne passed him on Thursday) heading into Week 10.
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