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

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Ryan Wright – P

Let me start this off by saying that this segment is not always going to be offense, defense, and special teams, but that is just how it played out now for Week 1.

Vikings rookie punter Ryan Wright did his job well on Sunday, and at his position, the good games often get overlooked. Being on special teams is a thankless job, but Wright certainly deserves a pat on the back after his performance.

Wright was put to work a decent amount in his first career NFL game, being called on to punt five times for the Vikings. Wright turned those five opportunities into three punts inside the 20, a 46.4 average yards per punt, and a long of 56 yards.

Wright was able to flip the field on the Packers and keep them in positions that were in Minnesota’s favor, and the defense capitalized on it.

Wright didn’t make any flashy plays in the game, there were no fakes, no huge sideline hits, just some booming punts that helped back the Packers up in their own territory. In a league that’s all about being flashy, it’s important to remember that special teams matters too, and Ryan Wright proved it in Week 1.

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