Minnesota Vikings: 4 players make the PFF All-Week 10 team


Each week, Pro Football Focus releases their list of the best players at each position in the NFL.  For week 10, 4 Minnesota Vikings players were included.

The Minnesota Vikings played a tough game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.  Even though the team doesn’t think too much of individual awards or accomplishments, there were several players who deserve recognition for great play during the contest.

While many players passed the eye test on Sunday, Pro Football Focus likes to put numbers with the players to show just how well they played.  Each week, PFF lists the best players at each position, and this week FOUR members of the Minnesota Vikings made their All-Week 10 team.

Here are the four players who were listed:

  • Adrian Peterson, running back (+3.4) – Peterson got big praise from PFF for gaining more yards after contact in this game than any other running back had overall in the game.  That beautiful 80 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter put the finishing touch on the Minnesota Vikings victory.
  • Aug 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) prepares to take the snap from offensive lineman Joe Berger (61) in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

    Joe Berger, center (+5.3) –  PFF was exceptionally pleased with Berger, since he was a backup that is only playing because of an injury to John Sullivan.  Still, he shined against the Oakland Raiders, earning the best grade of any center in week 10 of the NFL season.

  • Linval Joseph, defensive tackle (+4.1) – This is absolutely no surprise.  Joseph has been playing like an absolute madman.  He’s been a regular on PFF’s “best of” lists and has been nominated for and winning several awards for his play.  Not only is he stuffing runners, but getting to the quarterback as well.
  • Terence Newman, cornerback (+7.3) – Newman just plain worked the Raiders.  Two interceptions and five passes defended isn’t something you usually see from a 37-year-old cornerback, but back to back breakups on a key Oakland drive at the end of the game was massive for the Minnesota Vikings success.
  • Congratulations go out to those players, but more importantly, the Minnesota Vikings for their tough win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday to extend their win streak to 5 and give them sole possession of first place in the NFC North for now.