Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
Let’s just be honest here. For the most part, the first team passing offense of the Minnesota Vikings looked horrible. The offensive line struggled, Kirk Cousins looked out of it, and the team couldn’t move the chains. Things weren’t much better for the second team. But there were still some guys who did some WORK in this game. Here are four of those individuals!
- Dalvin Cook, running back – That’s right! Cook actually suited up for the preseason and it didn’t take long for him to prove he’s in regular-season shape. He only had two rushing attempts, but took one of them to the house for an 85-yard score where he looked elusive and fast!
- Bisi Johnson, wide receiver – Johnson is making a great case for the team to include him on the 53 man roster and if he can continue showing off these skills, the team will be forced to do whatever it takes to keep him. He caught all three balls thrown his way for a team-leading 52 yards, including a nice run after the catch.
- Mike Boone, running back – Much like Johnson, Boone was likely on the outside looking in when the early depth chart was released. However, he is looking like a dominant rusher and a big-play running back when given any opportunity. This week, it was a 20-yard scamper as well as a trip to the end zone which turned people’s heads.
- Khari Blasingame, fullback – Yep, the backup fullback looked solid again in both the blocking and receiving games. This week, he didn’t have a rushing attempt, but he was valuable in putting a body on defenders and caught a sneaky 15-yard touchdown pass.