Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
With the Minnesota Vikings putting 39 points on the board, you’d think there would be more outlandish and awe-inspiring numbers from players. But strangely, the team distributed the weight of the burden quite well.
For this reason, choosing an offensive MVP was a real challenge and not a lot of the players who were involved in the game got a lot of recognition for their efforts. Still, there are things we’ve gotta go here at TVA!
Even though these players weren’t named the MVP, here are some honorable mentions for the award:
- Stefon Diggs, wide receiver – Leading the Vikings in receiving yards, Diggs caught four of his six targets for 76 yards including a long reception of 46 yards. He has been picking up a lot of slack while health hasn’t been nice to other stars on the team, which says a lot for his importance.
- Kirk Cousins, quarterback – Yes, Cousins threw one really ugly interception, but otherwise fans saw an efficient passing attack from the Vikings signal-caller. He completed 19 of his 25 throws for 209 yards including one touchdown, which supplemented a decent rushing attack.
- Kyle Rudolph, tight end – Efficiency was the name of the game for Rudolph, who caught all three of the throws in his direction for 48 yards. He continues to be a great piece of the Vikings offense, with his blocking adding a nice bonus in the run game.
- Brian O’Neill, offensive tackle – The Chargers pass rush is real. However, O’Neill has been excellent this season and continued to be part of a unit that has tightened up considerably over the course of the season.