The Minnesota Vikings held on for a tight victory over the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown in Week 6. Which Vikings stood out in the win?
The Minnesota Vikings walked out of Chicago with a victory despite giving the Bears plenty of chances to storm back for a late upset. With Justin Fields leaving due to an injury, the Vikings were able to force rookie backup Tyson Bagent into multiple mistakes as the Vikings held on to win 19-13.
As was the case in Minnesota's only other win this season, the offense was carried by the defense as Brian Flores' unit scored a touchdown of their own to pull away in the second half.
The first six weeks have been an ugly showing for the Vikings regardless of the results each week, but a win in Chicago was necessary for Minnesota if they want to fight for a playoff spot this season. At 2-4 on the campaign, there is still a glimmer of hope for Kevin O'Connell's squad.
Whether it was a result of Justin Jefferson hitting the Injured Reserve or just a lackluster performance as a unit, the offense was far from efficient in this one. Alexander Mattison struggled once again, and Kirk Cousins was held under 200 yards passing.
It may not have been pretty, but the Vikings got a much-needed win over a bad divisional opponent. In doing so, they had some players step up and take charge late in the ball game. Who were the best players on Sunday afternoon?