Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon not only ran for a score in the 3rd quarter of Week 8 against the Browns but also got the 2 point conversion.
Ever since losing Dalvin Cook to a season-ending knee injury, the Minnesota Vikings have turned their focus to a committee. Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon had some big shoes to fill, but have been up to the task so far.
In particular, Jerick McKinnon has been stellar. His use in both the pass and run game have helped the Vikings be successful, and that continued to be true in Minnesota’s Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Check out McKinnon’s third-quarter touchdown run as shared on the official Twitter account of the Minnesota Vikings:
Starting on the right side of the formation, Jerick McKinnon goes in motion, heading to the left side of the field. Meanwhile, center Pat Elflein snaps the ball to quarterback Case Keenum.
Keenum hands the ball off to McKinnon, who now has blockers in front of him. Fullback C.J. Ham seals off the edge on the left side while the offensive line works on sealing the other side of the running back.
Their efforts are successful, and McKinnon was able to run into the end zone untouched with an off-tackle run. To celebrate, the running back sat down on the field and mimicked getting into a car and going for a drive.
The Vikings went for two after that score, instead of opting for the field goal. Once again, McKinnon’s number was called, and he ran for the score to give the Vikings a 23-16 lead late in the 3rd quarter.
Jerick McKinnon continues to be a huge asset for the Minnesota Vikings. If he can continue to be a solid runner and receiver, he will definitely carve out a role in this team’s offense for many years to come.