Minnesota Vikings: Player Watch 04 Oct 11

QB Donovan McNabb’s job isn’t in immediate danger despite the Vikings’ 0-4 start, coach Leslie Frazier said.

WR Bernard Berrian has been targeted 16 times this season and has two catches. He’s often been criticized the past three seasons for not fighting for the ball when it’s in the air. When a fan tweeted in Berrian’s defense, saying Berrian was “wide open at least 5 times,” Berrian responded, “been like that the last 4 years.”

FS Husain Abdullah had a game-high eight tackles against the Chiefs. Abdullah is slowly becoming a better player fundamentally and is starting to make some plays. The Vikings need him to keep improving because their other safety spot is a weakness.

WR Devin Aromashodu made an outstanding catch for a 34-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but he was targeted only once more the entire game. A short pass over the middle was incomplete with four minutes left in the third quarter.

WR Percy Harvin is a serious weapon on the reverse. His 67 yards rushing on four reverses Sunday broke a 40-year-old team record for rushing by a receiver. Bob Grim held the mark of 62, set in 1971.

LT Pat Brown saw the first offensive action of his NFL career on the final series of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. He was backing up LT Charlie Johnson, who had what coach Leslie Frazier described as a triceps injury but should be OK to practice by Wednesday.

LT Charlie Johnson had what coach Leslie Frazier described as a triceps injury, but he should be OK to practice by Wednesday. Johnson is backed up by Pat Brown, who saw the first offensive action of his NFL career on the final series of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs.

CB Cedric Griffin bit on Dwayne Bowe’s stutter-go route, fell down and gave up a 52-yard touchdown pass. But, overall, he’s played well this season. Even in Week 3, when he gave up Calvin Johnson’s 40-yard reception in overtime, he had tight coverage on a guy who just made a great play.