3 unsung heroes from the Vikings Week 12 win over the Patriots

(Photo by Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) Ryan Wright
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Which Minnesota Vikings players deserve more praise for their contributions to the victory over the New England Patriots in Week 12?

The Minnesota Vikings got a primetime win in their last game against the New England Patriots. On Thursday Night Football, and on Thanksgiving to boot, the Vikings pulled out a tough victory against an always stout New England team.

After Minnesota was beatdown in their previous matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, the Vikings turned things around in their Thanksgiving win over the Patriots, putting themselves at 9-2 and firmly atop the NFC North.

Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins silenced the primetime critics by putting together an efficient and stellar game, while Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson continued his otherworldly season.

While both players are getting their earned praise, who else on Minnesota’s roster had a solid game that contributed to this victory? Who are some of the unsung heroes from the Vikings’ Week 12 win over New England?