The latest lost, at the hands of the Lions, at least provided fans with a slightly higher quality of individual performances than what was seen in the previous week against the Packers. In Week Five, Harrison Smith barely edged out the “none” option in our Player of the Game poll here at VT.
This week’s 17-3 loss to Detroit featured an expensive offensive line playing so poorly that it pretty much sabotaged the other efforts of this Vikings team. Given that the offense turned the ball over three times (all Teddy Bridgewater interceptions), it is hard to argue that giving up only 17 points was a testament to Mike Zimmer’s defense, even including the fact that they benefited from two missed field goals.
WEEK ONE: Cordarrelle Patterson
WEEK TWO: Harrison Smith
WEEK THREE: Harrison Smith
WEEK FOUR: Teddy Bridgewater
WEEK FIVE: Harrison Smith
This week’s nominations are: