Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
This is a tough game to talk about offensive players who stole the show since there weren’t exactly a lot of points being scored. While it looked as though Minnesota could run up the score on the Redskins on paper, that definitely isn’t what happened when the two teams took the field.
So, the number of honorable mentions for this week is going to be kept quite low since there weren’t a ton of players who made quite a few great plays in the game. However, there were some solid individuals who just didn’t do quite enough to join the discussion.
Even though these players weren’t named the MVP, here are some honorable mentions for the award:
- Kirk Cousins, quarterback – Zero touchdowns. Had Cousins thrown a touchdown, there’s a good chance he would have been the MVP this week. However, he did showcase some great efficiency in the game, completing 23 of his 26 pass attempts for 265 yards and no turnovers in the primetime game.
- Stefon Diggs, wide receiver – This is another case where one mistake made a big difference. A fumble put a blemish on an excellent seven-catch game for 143 yards. Diggs gave the Washington offense fits with his ability to pick up yards after the catch and wiggle free from the defensive backs.
- Alexander Mattison, running back – If several big runs of Mattison’s hadn’t been called back because of penalties, he could have easily topped 100 yards in this game. Instead, he finished with 13 carries for 61 yards, breaking one run for 28 yards. The one-two punch of Mattison and Cook has been amazing this year and there isn’t much sign of it stopping any time soon.