Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 6 vs. Atlanta Falcons

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
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Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions

For the sake of this article, let’s pretend that the first half did not exist. Not only was the Vikings offense absolutely terrible in that half, but they kicked things off with a Kirk Cousins interception, and that would happen two more times during the matchup.

Not only that, but Minnesota’s running game couldn’t get going at all. Rushing the ball 13 times for 32 yards isn’t going to get things done and averaging 2.5 yards per carry didn’t help out the struggling pass game.

Adam Thielen – WR

All he does is score touchdowns. While Adam Thielen only had one score in this game, it was enough to have him hold the lead for most receiving touchdowns in the NFL through Week 6. He caught three of his five targets for 51 yards.

Irv Smith Jr. – TE

He has been quiet for several weeks, but Irv Smith Jr. showed this week that he can be a valuable weapon for a quarterback in need of options. Five passes were thrown Smith’s way with him catching four of them for 55 yards.

Brian O’Neill – OT

The offensive line has been a puzzle for the Vikings this season, but there have been some bright spots. Brian O’Neill has been consistently good while Riley Reiff has proven he is a more than capable starting left tackle. Now, if the team could get their guards figured out, this would be nice for the offense as a whole.