Grading the Vikings: Eric Kendricks' 2019 makes him one of NFL's best linebackers

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Grading the Vikings: Eric Kendricks' 2019 makes him one of NFL's best linebackers
Grading the Vikings: Eric Kendricks' 2019 makes him one of NFL's best linebackers

Eric Kendricks wasn't given official credit for the first forced fumble in Los Angeles, where he prevented Chargers running back Austin Ekeler from recovering Philip Rivers' fumble, allowing Ifeadi Odenigbo to scoop and score from 56 yards away. Sometime afterward, cornerback Mike Hughes sought sideline advice on how to break up passes between the hands like Kendricks, who either already or was about to jar loose another ball from Chargers tight end Hunter Henry in the fourth quarter. “I've never seen a linebacker cover as good as he does,” Hughes said outside the visiting locker room at Dignity Health Sports Park. “I actually asked him [Sunday] a few tips on how to play through the hands and

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