New Orleans Saints’ four-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Let’s just say running back Alvin Kamara made a lot more people than just fans of the Saints happy on Christmas Day. In dominating the Vikings, he earned the honor of NFC Player of the Week.
In a week in which it’s either a semifinal for fantasy managers or a championship week, if they had Kamara, they were set. Kamara went absolutely bonkers in Week 16 with a six-touchdown performance, doubling his previous game-high in scores in 2020.
Kamara, this season, has had one three-score game, three two-score games, and six one-score games. Clearly, this eruption was something special, and it wasn’t just close, near-touchdown opportunities that Kamara has.
The team’s 2017 third-round pick ran for a career-high 155 yards on the ground, more yards than he’s had running the ball in any two back-to-back games this season. That’s just a peek at how dominant a performance it was from Kamara.
He tacked on three receptions for 17 yards as well. Kamara ended the game with five targets and 22 rush attempts, the latter easily being his most this season. This may not just go down as Kamara’s best game of the season but possibly of his career so far as well.
This has been Kamara’s first selection of his four-year career despite having several high-profile games before this one. As the team moves on to Week 17 and leaves behind a dominant Christmas Day win, Kamara will be an even more important aspect of the offense.
Without 2019 Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas and in a must-win game if the team wants to keep any hope alive for the conference’s top seed, Kamara will need to be a force against the Carolina Panthers.
Kamara had a great week, but it’ll be on to the next as the Saints try not to disappoint in the postseason yet again.