Offensive MVP – Dalvin Cook, running back
If you would have told me that a running back would be the offensive MVP in back-to-back weeks to kick off the seasons, I’d have called you a liar. After seeing how brutal the run game of the Minnesota Vikings was last year, actually being able to move the ball on the ground is amazing.
The reworked offensive line, new blocking schemes, and new personnel have all helped to make Dalvin Cook a star this year. This week, he ran the ball 20 times for 154 yards including an energizing 75-yard touchdown run.
But Cook wasn’t done there. He caught all three of the passes thrown his way from Cousins for 37 yards, bringing his total yards from scrimmage to 191 on the day on only 23 touches, accounting for over 45 percent of the team’s offense.
It’s amazing how much of a difference a healthy Dalvin Cook makes to this offense. However, it’s disappointing that the Minnesota offense hasn’t been able to build off the run game to have a successful passing attack. Maybe that will be the next evolution of the Vikings offense.