Minnesota Vikings Unsung Heroes: Week 10 vs. the Chicago Bears

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Which Minnesota Vikings helped pull out a win in Week 10?

The Minnesota Vikings have now won three straight games, each of which came against divisional opponents. In Week 10, the Vikings traveled to face the Chicago Bears and they left with a huge win on “Monday Night Football”. But which players deserve an extra game ball for their performance at Soldier Field?

All season, the story has been about Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson bringing life and energy to Minnesota’s offense. To nobody’s surprise, the two playmakers did it once again in Chicago as they continually gave the Vikings a chance to score. Jefferson finished the night with eight catches for 135 yards while Cook tallied 112 total yards.

Defensively, Jeff Gladney and Harrison Smith made several crucial plays in the secondary for Minnesota and the young defensive line continues to make strides in getting more pressure on the quarterback. The Vikings defense got off to a slow start this year, but they have really turned their season around lately.

Aside from special teams, Minnesota played a very strong game in Chicago. Nick Foles was never comfortable and the Bears could not get their rushing attack going. The Vikings remained patient and pounded the rock with Cook despite never breaking off any big runs.

Minnesota played a well-balanced game in Week 10 and they have set themselves up for a playoff run. Who were the unsung heroes from the Vikings’ win over Chicago?