Dalvin Cook, running back
Ever since the Vikings have realized they can run the ball, Dalvin Cook as either been the offensive MVP or has been an honorable mention for the award. However, this week was exceptionally dominant for the running back.
Carrying the ball 19 times, Cook juked, spun, and sprinted for 136 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground. Averaging 7.2 yards per rushing attempt, good things happened when the ball was in his hands.
Cook also caught one pass for 27 yards during the game, giving him a total of 163 total yards from scrimmage on the day, which was nearly 39 percent of the team’s entire offensive output for Week 15.
It was nice to see the Minnesota Vikings commit to the run during this game, rushing the ball a total of 40 times compared to only 21 passing attempts. Then again, it’s easier to run the ball more often when a team has the lead and are getting big chunks of yardage on each attempt.