Offensive MVP – Mike Boone, running back
First of all, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Mike Boone had a few plays that he likely would love to have back. In particular, a miscue on a toss from Mannion and a pass he failed to haul in resulted in two early turnovers. Both officially went against the quarterback, but some responsibility lands on Boone.
That said, Boone had a great day running the football. Despite only getting 17 carries in the game, the rusher was able to turn that into 148 yards, giving him an average of 8.7 yards per carry to go with one touchdown. That’s even more impressive when considering that both starting offensive tackles sat this game out.
Boone added two catches for 12 yards, bringing his yardage output for the game to 160 yards. Considering the Vikings offense only had 300 total yards on the day, that means over 53 percent of the team’s yardage went through Mike Boone.
However, it must be stated how much the starting offense was missed. This team doesn’t feel the same without seeing Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook. Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Kyle Rudolph, and the other playmakers. But it’s good to know that there are players like Boone who are ready to step up if their number is called.
Who do you think were the offensive and defensive MVPs from Week 17 against the Chicago Bears? And which other players deserve recognition for their play? Let us know your opinion in the comments!