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Kyle Rudolph

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Kyle Rudloph. Photo courtesy Minnesota Vikings.


Kyle Rudolph rocked last night during the Vikings’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys last night.

While there was plenty of praise to go around last night.

The defense, though uneven, stepped up when it mattered.

Kirk Cousins played a superb game. On the road. Against an opponent with a winning record. In primetime. While under pressure.

Dalvin Cook chewed up lots of yards on the ground and through the air and put points on the board.

Fellow tight end Irv Smith Jr. had one more reception than Rudolph, but the veteran’s four receptions (for only 14 yards) were the most productive of the night, scoring two touchdowns and one two-point conversion.

Rudolph’s first score was so insane you’dve thought the Vikings had picked up Odell Beckham, Jr. and given him Rudolph’s number 82.

His second touchdown was a well-designed play in which Rudolph did a great job of creating separation for himself.

And then there was the two-point conversion where Rudolph went up over a six-foot Cowboys defender on a perfectly thrown ball from Cousins.

For all that, Kyle Rudolph deserves a game ball.