Kene Nwangwu snags NFC special teams player of the week

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The Vikings fell short against the Ravens in Week Nine, but it wasn’t because of the efforts of running back Kene Nwangwu on special teams.

Nwangwu returned the opening kickoff of the second half 98 yards for a touchdown that put the Vikings up 24-10 on the AFC North club. After the Ravens cut Minnesota’s lead to 24-17 later in the third quarter, Nwangwu took the snap on a fake punt and ran for nine yards to get his team a fresh set of downs.

The Vikings would wind up punting a short time later and the Ravens would get a 34-31 overtime win, but Nwangwu got a consolation prize when he was named the NFC special teams player of the week on Wednesday.

Nwangwu was a fourth-round pick this year and Sunday was his second appearance of the season. It was the first time he got any touches and he seems a good bet to get more of them in the return game after his work against the Ravens.

3 responses to “Kene Nwangwu snags NFC special teams player of the week

  1. He flashed in training camp then got hurt to start the season. We’re all excited to see what he can do once he really gets going.

  2. We’re all excited to see what he can do once he really gets going.

    +++++

    This is what passes for excitement when you’re 3-5 and sporting a lame duck coach.

  3. They’d like to work him in on offense but then Luke Stocker and CJ Ham might not get enough touches.

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