Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
When it comes down to it, the offense was the weakest part of the Minnesota Vikings team on Sunday. While the run game remained strong, the passing game left much to be desired when it came to efficiency.
Still, there were some offensive players who did some WORK in this game. Here are four of those individuals!
- Adam Thielen, wide receiver: Leading all Vikings in receptions and receiving yards, Thielen had five grabs for 75 yards, averaging 15 yards per catch. The young Packers secondary was disruptive all day, yet they couldn’t completely shut down the Minnesota native.
- Alexander Mattison, running back: Make no mistakes, Dalvin Cook is still the man the Vikings want running the football on a regular basis. However, the strong running of Mattison gives hope that they can lighten the starter’s workload and get him breathers during the game. On four carries, he gained 25 yards, including one 14 yard scamper that opened some eyes.
- Chad Beebe, wide receiver: It feels weird to include a player who caught only one pass on two targets, but Beebe showed the wisdom of a veteran and the speed of a home run hitter on a play that could have been dead in the water. This is what Minnesota needs from their receivers.