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Sport Vikings' Harrison Smith ejected for targeting call on Texas' Jordan Akins

22:45  04 october  2020
22:45  04 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected from Sunday's game against the Houston Texans for a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Smith delivered the blow to Texans tight end Jordan Akins late in the second quarter. Akins held onto the ball for a 26-yard completion, but he left the game after the play and was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the contest with a concussion.

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a football player on a field: Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith (22) looks on in the third quarter. © David Berding, AP Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith (22) looks on in the third quarter.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer argued with an official about the call after Smith was ejected.


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The Texans kicked a field goal on the drive to cut the Vikings' lead to 17-6 heading into halftime.

Smith, the five-time Pro Bowl selection, had three tackles before his day ended.

Both the Texans and Vikings are in search of their first win of the season after starting 0-3.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Vikings' Harrison Smith ejected for targeting call on Texas' Jordan Akins

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