Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 12 vs. the Carolina Panthers
By Adam Carlson
Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
The offense of the Vikings was slow to get going in this game, but they found themselves working to get out of a hole in the final quarter of play. Thankfully, the purple and gold were up to the task.
Minnesota scored 18 of their 28 points in the fourth quarter as they were able to come back from a two-score deficit to move to 5-6 on the season and stay within an outside shot of grabbing a spot in this year’s playoffs.
Here are three Vikings players that deserved to be considered for the Offensive MVP of Week 12.
Bisi Johnson – WR
Throughout the entire season, Bisi Johnson has been mostly invisible. Last year’s emerging star has been dim and nearly forgotten about until he came through with a big game in the absence of Adam Thielen. Johnson hauled in all seven of his targets for 74 yards, leading the way for all receivers.
Justin Jefferson – WR
Johnson may have led Minnesota in receiving yards in Week 12, but it was Justin Jefferson that led the team in touchdowns. Kirk Cousins threw the ball the rookie’s way 13 times on Sunday which resulted in seven catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. This kid is going to be something special for many years to come.
Riley Reiff – LT
Cousins saw pressure throughout the game, but Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff did a great job of holding his own against the Panthers. Reiff has been quietly having a great season for Minnesota and he has been one of the only dependable parts of the offensive line this year.