3 unsung heroes from the Vikings Week 10 win over Buffalo
By Clay Vasquez
Duke Shelley – CB
Duke Shelley only played three snaps in the Vikings’ win, but they were three of the biggest snaps of the game.
Minnesota was missing players in the secondary, so Shelley’s number was called in overtime, and he made his mark. Shelley was signed to the active roster the day before the game, but you’d have never known that by how he held himself.
In a game that was filled with integral plays, Shelley had one of the biggest plays of the day that was brushed under the rug just a play later.
Shelley had a massive pass breakup in the end zone during overtime, covering Buffalo tight end Dawson Knox like a glove on a hand. If Shelley wasn’t playing such great defense, that touchdown would have given the Bills the win.
What ended up happening, however, was on the very next play, Buffalo threw the game-sealing interception, and Minnesota fans could finally stop holding their breath.
Shelley was tasked with playing in the biggest moments of the game, and instead of folding under the pressure, The Duke stood tall.