Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
The offense of the Vikings was hitting on all cylinders for a majority of this game. The unit not only controlled the time of possession, but it was able to pick up some great yardage both on the ground and through the air.
Sadly, there were some big problems on offense as well. Kirk Cousins accounted for three turnovers on the day, throwing two interceptions and fumbling twice while losing one of those fumbles. The interior of the offensive line is a big reason for the struggles.
Dalvin Cook – RB
If not for only playing a half of football, this could have been a massive day for Dalvin Cook. Sadly, Cook left the game with an injury early in the third quarter. But before that, he piled up 65 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown while adding five catches for 24 yards.
Alexander Mattison – RB
Any time a running back can average 5.6 yards per carry, it’s a nice day. The backup ran the ball 20 times during Week 5, racking up 112 yards on the ground. The bruising style of Alexander Mattison was hard for Seattle to stop and he did an admirable job filling in for Cook. He also had three catches for 24 yards.
Brian O’Neill – OT
Despite having human turnstile Dru Samia lining up next to him, Brian O’Neill did a great job protecting the right side of the offensive line while creating running lanes for Cook and Mattison. If Minnesota can give him some help on the interior, he could be an absolute stud of the team’s line.