On Wednesday, Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Dobbs, acquired via trade from the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 31, filled in for his first appearance as a Viking after QB Jaren Hall left the game at Atlanta with an injury in the first quarter.
He engineered a game-winning, 75-yard drive, connecting with WR Brandon Powell on a six-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left to secure a 31-28 win over the Falcons, the team’s fourth consecutive win, the longest active win streak in the NFC.
The seventh-year pro threw for 158 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions and ran for a career-high 66 yards and a touchdown, becoming the first player in NFL history to have three total touchdowns in back-to-back weeks with two different teams after scoring three in Week 8 with Arizona.
“NFC [Offensive] Player of the Week was a pretty cool accomplishment this week, but just want to give a shoutout – I know we talked about it after the game, but just going back and watching film and everything, it truly was a team effort,” Dobbs said on Wednesday. “There were a lot of plays that our defense made, especially early in the game, to keep the offense in the game. Some efforts on my turnovers of guys rushing down, knocking a guy out of bounds at the 1-yard line to keep it a 3-point possession instead of a 7-point possession. So, a tremendous effort by this team. Obviously, I’m excited to be here. I’m excited to come off a win. But we’ve got a huge opponent, an NFC opponent, coming to town this weekend, so we’re excited to get back to work and get locked in and focused and get ready for Sunday.”
What Dobbs did this week was amazing—a new team, a new system, and having to come off the bench to lead them to victory.
Dobbs and the Vikings get back at it on Sunday when they host the New Orleans Saints.