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Defensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
With so many spots up for grabs on the Minnesota Vikings depth chart, players are giving maximum effort to earn a role in the team’s defense or hold on to the spot they have. Let’s see some players who were impressive during the game!
- Holton Hill, cornerback – If not for a boneheaded hit on a defenseless Paxton Lynch, Hill likely would have been this week’s defensive MVP. Instead, he found himself ejected from the game and facing a likely fine. He ended with a nice stat line though, earning four tackles (all solo) and one pass defense.
- Karter Schult, defensive end – The Vikings have pass rushers galore and AAF standout Schult is fighting for a place with the team. He did a nice job in this game, getting a hit on the quarterback, a tackle for a loss, and three total tackles in the game (two solo).
- Kentrell Brothers, linebacker – Brothers could have had a pick-six in this game if he hadn’t been thinking of the end zone, but he put forth a nice effort anyway. In addition to the pass defense, he added four tackles (two solo) while showing he can be more than a special teams player.
- Jayron Kearse, safety – Kearse was big in run support during this game. He truly excelled when playing the line of scrimmage and chasing down ball carriers. This is evidenced by the fact that he had three tackles in the game with all three of them being for a loss.