In a dominant 31-13 victory over the Houston Texans, the Minnesota Vikings brought their game to another level. Here are our MVPs from this week’s action.
Unlike previous weeks when the team has needed time to get settled in and adjusted, the Vikings controlled the game from the opening snap, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looking back.
The offense finished with no turnovers, held the ball for over 62% of the game, and produced a respectable 351 total yards. The defense, commanding as always, held the Texans to only 214 yards and a 7.7% third-down conversion rate. Add in another great performance from special teams, headlined by a 79-yard punt return touchdown by Marcus Sherels, and you get the all-around team win that the Vikings earned today.
No wonder head coach Mike Zimmer rewarded the team by cancelling practice on Tuesday.
The Vikings are making it harder and harder to choose these awards every week due to the selfless, team-first approach that the payers exhibit every week. Just about every player on the active roster plays a role in every win, and this week was no exemption.
That said, here are this week’s award-winners: