Minnesota Vikings Week 9 player rankings: The streak continues
By Adam Carlson
7. Latavius Murray (Up 1 spot)
Sadly, Dalvin Cook missed another week because of his hamstring injury and it doesn’t appear as though the second year running back will be able to return next week against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium.
However, Murray has been doing a great job filling in. Against the top-rated Saints defense, he carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards, an average of 4.3 yards. He even had a great leaping and twisting touchdown to make it three weeks in a row with a score.
6. Kirk Cousins (No change)
Once again, Cousins did a great job delivering the football with amazing accuracy despite having a lot of pressure in his face. Connecting on 31 of his 41 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns was pretty amazing.
Of course, there was the one interception he threw where he and Stefon Diggs had some crossed wires while scrambling to keep a play alive. While it looked really bad in real-time, it’s hard to blame him for making the throw he did.
5. Danielle Hunter (Down 1 spot)
The Saints have some great offensive tackles, so it was going to be tough for the Vikings defensive ends to get pressure on Drew Brees. Still, his day was disappointing with two tackles and one of them for a loss.
While it could be debated that the tackle for a loss should be a sack because it was Saints quarterback Taysom Hill, who was moving in the pocket on a play that could have been considered a run or a pass. It ended the streak of him getting at least one sack per game this season, which is sad.