#2. Monstrous Murray
Welcome to Minnesota Latavius Murray!
After weeks of flying under the radar and being outshined by Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon, the former Oakland Raider finally proved that he can a significant contributor to the Minnesota Vikings offence after going off against the Ravens.
After gaining a miserable 28 yards on 15 carries against the Packers in Week 6, Murray had a complete change of fortune against a leaky Baltimore run defence has he gained 113 yards on just 18 carries for an impressive 6.3 yard per carry average. Murray also scored his first touchdown as a Viking on a 29 yard run in the third quarter.
Whilst the majority of Murray’s yards came on his touchdown run and the 35 yard rush above that’s not to say his other 16 carries were disappointing. He had 6 carries for between 5 and 10 yards as he consistently found running room and even busted out a variety of moves landing a big staff arm and a killer juke on his long runs. Hopefully Murray is now fully recovered from his ankle operation and Sunday’s performance was a sign of what Vikings fans can expect going forward.
Whilst the Vikings will unquestionably the dynamic Cook for the rest of the season, Murray and McKinnon have stepped up admirably in his absence and their continued success will be crucial to Vikings for the remainder of the season.