Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 8 vs. Green Bay Packers

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
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Offensive MVP

Dalvin Cook – RB

There wasn’t really another option here. When one player scores four touchdowns on the day and leads the team in both rushing and receiving, it’s hard to call anyone other than Dalvin Cook the offensive MVP from this game.

Cook carried the ball 30 times for the Vikings on Sunday, slicing through the Green Bay defense for 163 rushing yards and three touchdowns. His average of 5.4 yards per attempt kept him moving and allowed Minnesota to be very safe with their passing attack.

Speaking of the passing attack, Cook saw three targets from Kirk Cousins, and he hauled in two of them for a total of 63 yards. One of those catches was a short pass that Cook took to the house from 50 yards out.

In total, Cook gained 226 total yards of offense. To put that in perspective, the Vikings, as a whole, only had 324 yards of total offense. Meaning that the running back accounted for nearly 70 percent of all the team’s offensive yardage on Sunday.