3 unsung heroes from the Vikings win over the 49ers in Week 7

Which Minnesota Vikings came up big in Week 7 when the team needed them the most?

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell
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1. Dalton Risner - OG

Making his first start wearing a Vikings jersey, veteran offensive guard Dalton Risner was tasked with lining up against one of the best defensive lines in the entire league.

Risner proved to be up to the task, along with the rest of Minnesota's offensive line, and was able to help keep Kirk Cousins from getting sacked by the 49ers. The entire line deserves a round of applause for their performance, as they showed out.

Vikings fans were calling for Risner to be signed for months before he officially landed with Minnesota a few weeks ago, and his first start on the team did not disappoint.

Risner has already become a fan favorite in Minnesota, as he has sung the praises of the team and the fans from day one.

Making your first start against a formidable opponent at home, on a Monday night, and living up to the hype? That's gotta feel good for Risner and the Vikings front office.