Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
Oh, boy. This is the portion of these articles I’ve been dreading. It’s hard enough to choose one offensive player from this extremely disappointing performance on Monday Night Football, but finding several players to give an honorable mention to is nearly impossible.
Minnesota ran for only 57 yards in the game on 16 total carries while a mind-blowingly low 122 passing yards. Adding to that mess, the Vikings actually lost 40 yards on sacks, leaving only 137 total yards on 13 offensive drives, an average of 10.5 yards per possession.
It’s impossible to win a game with that kind of production from the offense. Even with a defense that gets takeaways and a kicker who didn’t miss, Minnesota couldn’t take advantage of their opportunities, making them an inferior team in Week 16.
Here is the offensive standout from this game who wasn’t quite the MVP from Week 16 against the Packers (yep, only one):
- Ameer Abdullah, running back – The only running back who was effective in the game, Abdullah only had four carries but turned it into 27 yards, with the highlight being a 14-yard run. He added six catches for 31 yards, bringing his yardage total to 58 on the day, which accounts for over 42 percent of the team’s offensive output.