Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 6 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
By Adam Carlson
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Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
The Minnesota Vikings only punted three times in the game and didn’t have any turnovers on downs in the contest. That alone should be enough to let people know there weren’t a lot of mistakes on offense.
Week 6 saw the purple and gold pass for 333 yards and rush for 122 more against the Eagles, which is impressive considering teams have struggled against Philadelphia in the past. It was nice to see some great performances against a quality opponent.
Even though these players weren’t named the MVP, here are some honorable mentions for the award:
- Kirk Cousins, quarterback – The Vikings quarterback was both efficient and took some major shots in this game, hooking up with Diggs on two nice deep scores. Cousins completed 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 333 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception that wasn’t really his fault. His rating of 138.4 was great to see as well.
- Adam Thielen, wide receiver – This week, Thielen didn’t need to post monster numbers. His six catches on eight targets were solid and his 57 yards helped to move the chains on several occasions. Add in one touchdown, and you have a solid game from the Vikings top pass option.
- Alexander Mattison, running back – This is the first time Mattison led the Vikings in rushing yards. The rookie carried the ball 14 times for 63 yards, breaking off an impressive 35-yard run.
- Dalvin Cook, running back – Cook struggled on the ground in this game, averaging only 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. However, he did find the end zone in this game where he carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards, adding two catches for 13 yards.