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Week 1 vs. NO
Receiving: 1 / 3 / 0 on 3 targets
Berrian had his first opportunity of the year to fill the shoes of Favre's favorite target, the injured Sidney Rice. After struggling mightily in the pre-season, Berrian was non-existent in this game. Favre simply didn't trust him to deliver and Berrian's stat line was evidence as he totaled a meager 3 yards receiving.
Week 2 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 5 targets
Berrian got more work after Harvin got hurt, but he was mostly ineffective. While he made a couple of catches, he also was the target on two interceptions. The throws were made in poor judgement, but at the same time, Berrian really didn't seem interested in going after them, since they weren't right on the money. Bottom line, he was not open often enough, and he had zero rapport with his QB.
Week 3 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 11 / 0 on 4 targets
After two seasons, Bernard Berrian and Brett Favre are still not on the same page. With Berrian's experience and speed, he should have been the guy to take over for Sidney Rice. Instead, he's the guy that Favre throws the quick out passes to, meaning if Berrian is to get more than 5-6 yards per pass, he will have to break a few tackles or make someone miss. His two receptions were these type of plays late in the second quarter. He was targeted three times early in the fourth quarter. One play drew a pass interference and the other two were incomplete because the ball was too high or just out of reach. Rice is out for at least another five weeks. Maybe Berrian can get more time with Favre and become a bigger part of the deep passing game.
Week 5 vs. NYJ
Berrian is a forgotten man in this offense and his poor play along with the addition of Moss has relegated him to the bench where he belongs at the moment.
Week 6 vs. DAL
Receiving: 1 / 4 / 0 on 2 targets
Berrian's only catch was a 4 yard comeback about 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter. On the next play, a dump to Peterson for a 2 yard loss, Berrian came in with a late hit and was flagged for 15 yards. Favre hit him on a slant route early in the 4th quarter but the ball was thrown too hard and Berrian couldn't come up with the reception.
Week 7 vs. GB
Receiving: 1 / 30 / 0 on 2 targets
Another game, another disappearing act for Berrian. The disappointing WR had only 1 catch for 30 yards and continues to be a non-factor in the Vikings passing attack.
Week 8 vs. NE
Receiving: 2 / 15 / 0 on 4 targets
Berrian had a few short catches over the middle (and a drop), and he was also targeted in the end zone, but the pass was too high. He isn't worth rostering right now, even with Randy Moss's impending release.
Week 9 vs. ARI
Rushing: 1 / -8 / 0
Receiving: 9 / 89 / 0 on 11 targets
Bernard Berrian may still have some say in his career in Minnesota if he keeps producing like this. Berrian made a nice contribution with some good catches over the middle on bullets from Favre, most of them on slants and in routes. Berrian ran excellent routes on this day and had a very solid performance. Compared to what we have seen from Berrian so far this season, this was a massive improvement.
Week 11 vs. GB
Berrian was listed as active but was not seen on the field. Greg Lewis got a lot of looks in his absence.
Week 13 vs. BUF
Receiving: 1 / 14 / 0 on 3 targets
Bernard Berrian had a 12 yard reception early on in this game and was targeted deep but the ball was thrown too far to the outside to make the play. The Vikings passing game went through Sidney Rice on this day.
Week 14 vs. NYG
Receiving: 5 / 30 / 0 on 10 targets
With Percy Harvin out of the game, Berrian was targeted more than he has been in weeks past. Unfortunately for the Vikings, he didn't do a lot with it. He had a couple key drops in the game and his best reception was just an 11 yard sideline route in the second quarter.
Week 16 vs. PHI
Receiving: 2 / 16 / 0 on 4 targets
Bernard Berrian caught two short passes for eight yards each in Week 17. Berrian was also limping around the field, which might make him iffy for the season finale even if Sidney Rice is out due to a concussion.
Week 17 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 16 / 0 on 4 targets
Berrian's only offensive contributions came on the opening drive of the game. He had two short curl route receptions for seven and nine yards respectively. He was also targeted on a deep crossing route a few plays later, but saw the DB coming in for the hit and had alligator arms on the pass, missing his chance at another reception. He was also targeted on the final drive of the game down the sideline, but the ball was thrown too high and he couldn't come down with the reception.