5 biggest unsung heroes for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021

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The Minnesota Vikings have had an up and down season, but which players aren’t getting enough praise for their performances this year.

The Minnesota Vikings are approaching the final four-game stretch of the 2021 NFL season and are barely hanging on when it comes to their chances of securing a playoff spot.

The Vikings have gone through plenty of highs and lows this year and they are having one of the strangest and most bizarre seasons ever. Minnesota has lost many close games and just about every single matchup they’ve played tends to be decided on the final snap.

Looking at some of the Vikings’ stats this year, one would think their record would be much better. Instead, they are sitting at 6-7 and having to win probably three out of the next four to make the playoffs.

There are reasons for this, and most of them are because of poor coaching decisions and late collapses by the defense.

While the heartbreaking losses hurt, there have been some Minnesota players who have played very well this season, but they haven’t gotten the love they deserve. So who have been some of the unsung heroes of the 2021 Vikings?