Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 12 vs. Carolina Panthers

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson
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Nov 29, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Bisi Johnson (81) during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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What were the best and worst things from the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12?

The Minnesota Vikings entered Week 12 in a bit of a funk. The team had won three straight before getting beaten by a struggling Dallas Cowboys team in Week 11 and now they need wins more than ever going forward

This week, the purple and gold hosted the Carolina Panthers with many of the headlines coming into the game focusing on Teddy Bridgewater‘s return to Minneapolis. However, that wouldn’t be the big story from this game as Minnesota allowed two defensive touchdowns to be scored on them.

Despite that setback, the Vikings were still able to emerge from Week 12 with a victory thanks to some late-game heroics that gave the team a 28-27 win at U.S. Bank Stadium and brought the team to a 5-6 record.

But what were some of the really good things the Minnesota Vikings did on Sunday? And what were some of the worst? Let’s dive into this game starting with the absolute best thing the purple and gold did against the Panthers in Week 12.

(Note: All stats via ESPN)