Immediate help from Vikings' Jarius Wright

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings fans have been clamoring for rookie receiver Jarius Wright throughout a midseason slump, and we just saw why.

Wright, active for the first time because of Percy Harvin's ankle injury, caught the first two NFL passes thrown to him during the Vikings' opening possession here at the Metrodome. The first was a 59-yard play (the Vikings' longest pass play of the season) after he got behind Detroit Lions safety Erik Coleman, and the second was a 3-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Christian Ponder.

Not a bad start to an NFL career.

Ponder, by the way, threw for 62 yards on that drive after managing 63 yards total in last Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.