I was fairly confident that Minnesota was going to put their away game woes on hold for a week and beat St. Louis this weekend. What never even crossed my mind, however, was a blowout in the Vikings favor.
The 36-22 score doesn’t do justice to just how well the Vikings manhandled the Rams on Sunday, but there are enough individual performances of note to point out that you know just from reading the stat lines which team was going to come out of this one victorious.
Giving the game ball out this week isn’t the easiest of tasks, as there are plenty of worthy candidates, but here are your candidates none-the-less.
ADRIAN PETERSON: 212 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries
MATT KALIL: Chris Long’s incredibly quiet day says it all.
BLAIR WALSH: 100% field goal accuracy from 50, 38, 42, 53 and 51 plus 3 extra points.
CHAD GREENWAY: 13 tackles, 1 assist, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 sack.
EVERSON GRIFFEN: 1 tackle, 1 interception, 1 touchdown… and lots of QB pressure.