Anthony Barr, linebacker
This season, there have been some games where Anthony Barr seemed to disappear completely in the defense, but this was definitely not one of them. In fact, he was playing some of his best football in Week 15.
He led the team in tackles during the game, bringing down seven ball carriers on the day with five of them being solo efforts. In addition, two of those takedowns were sacks on Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Barr’s speed and athleticism were used by Mike Zimmer in the defense to change up the pass rush, sending him on blitzes on key plays when expecting Miami to pass the ball, and getting major results.
The Vikings were able to use Barr in several different ways to keep the Dolphins guessing and play to the team’s strengths. And because of that, he was the defensive MVP this week!
Who were your MVPs on offense and defense for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins? And do you agree or disagree with these choices? Let us know in the comments section!