3 unsung heroes from the Vikings win over the Packers in Week 1

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Dalvin Tomlinson
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Who were some unsung heroes that helped lead the Minnesota Vikings to a Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers?

The Minnesota Vikings had an impressive Week 1 victory against the division rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday. New Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell starts out his tenure with a 1-0 record, and his fresh play-calling on offense had a lot to do with this weekend’s result.

Superstar Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson had himself a day in the team’s new-look offense, securing a career-high in yards while grabbing two touchdowns.

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins also looked sharp against the Packers getting Jefferson the ball, as well as the rest of the team, as he completed nearly 72 percent of passes and finished with 277 passing yards.

On the flip side of the new look offense, Ed Donatell’s revamped defense also had themselves a great day for Minnesota, holding the NFL’s reigning MVP to a zero touchdown performance and only seven points from Green Bay as a whole.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith was up to his usual ways, making big plays all over the field all game. Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter were also able to bring the pressure for the Vikings on Sunday, tallying a sack a piece.

These were some of the Minnesota players that stood out all game and have rightfully gotten their praise from fans and media alike since Sunday. But who are the players that played a key role and deserve a little more of the spotlight? Who were the unsung heroes from Minnesota’s roster in Week 1?