Percy Harvin's 'explosive mentality' on display


The Seattle Seahawks pummeled the Chicago Bears from the first kickoff Friday night.

That kickoff was taken by Percy Harvin and zoomed 46 yards down the field. It was the start of a night that displayed the type of difference maker the wide receiver can be when healthy.

"Every time he touches the football, he's either going to run over you or run by you, one of the two. That's what he brings to the table, his explosive mentality..." Russell Wilson said of Harvin after the 34-6 shellacking, per The Seattle Times.

The receiver touched the ball four times Friday night -- on three of them he earned 20 yards or more. Along with his big return were catches of 25, 23 and 13 yards.

A healthy Harvin is key to the Seahawks' passing game now that Golden Tate is in Detroit and Sidney Rice retired. Harvin is the one skill-position playmaker in Seattle that opposing defenses must account for. 

Earlier this week NFL Media's Bucky Brooks broke down the Seahawks' offensive potential, noting the use of Harvin on the edges and to stretch defenses in the vertical passing game.

On Friday, he proved all those points as Seattle's offense steamrolled again, piling up 250 yards and 31 points in the first half.

"The sky is the limit for this offense," Harvin said, via the Associated Press. "We got a lot of weapons on offense and we can get you from a lot of different directions. ... We're hitting on all cylinders right now. We've just got to keep building each week."

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