Minnesota Viking Eric Kendricks Wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week
It took all of one week for a Minnesota Viking to win a 'player of the week' award and, based on how they won, it's no surprise that it's defensive player. It's the eighth different Viking to win such an award since Mike Zimmer became head coach.
The Vikings are reporting that LB Eric Kendricks has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after securing his first career interception and returning in 77 yards for his first career touchdown. According to the coaches' tally, Kendricks also posted seven tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss, in the 26-15 win at Tennessee.
Kendrick’s interception for a touchdown was key as it gave the entire team a much needed spark and turned the momentum in the Vikings favor.
It would be quite a feat for another Vikings defensive player to win this award in week two, as they face a much stronger offense, let by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.