Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 5 vs. Seattle Seahawks

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Defensive MVP – Honorable Mentions

The Vikings did a great job of shutting down Seattle in the first half on Sunday, keeping them off the scoreboard through the first two quarters. However, Minnesota did give up a flurry of points to the Seahawks due to some Kirk Cousins turnovers after halftime that put the purple and gold in a hole.

Considering everything, the defense played quite well against a tough Seattle squad and quite a few players stood out among the unit while trying to contain dynamic players like Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf.

Eric Kendricks – LB

The train keeps rolling. Eric Kendricks once again lands among the MVPs for leading the team in tackles with eight. To make that even more impressive, seven of Kendricks’ takedowns were individual efforts, proving he doesn’t need a lot of help to tackle a ball carrier.

Ifeadi Odenigbo – DE

Ifeadi Odenigbo and Yannick Ngakoue each had sacks on Sunday night, but only one of them had stats outside their takedown of Russell Wilson. Odenigbo added two other tackles on the day in addition to more pressure that forced the Seattle quarterback out of the pocket.

Anthony Harris – S

In order to contain the Seahawks offense, the Vikings had players sitting back to read the play and watch it evolve. Anthony Harris was one of those individuals and helped to keep a lid on Seattle while getting four tackles, with three of them being solo.