5 best Vikings from their Week 7 win over the 49ers

Will Monday's win be the night that turned the season around for the Minnesota Vikings?
Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum
Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum / Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Cam Bynum - S

For as good as everyone on this list played, Cam Bynum was the star of the night. He came up with two crucial interceptions in the final six minutes to secure a win for the Vikings.

He picked off Brock Purdy with less than six minutes to go in an effort to seal the win. After the Vikings missed a field goal with less than two minutes to go, the defense had to hold the 49ers out of the end zone.

Purdy and the offense were driving with a chance to win the game, but Cam Bynum showed up again with an interception to lock up the victory. The Vikings have been in dire need of some timely turnovers, and Cam Bynum came up with two of them in a matter of minutes.


Bynum is in line to be the future of the safety position for this defense. Ever since he became the starter alongside Harrison Smith, he has been a constant for the secondary when they have needed that sort of player.

He may not be an otherworldly athlete and a game-wrecking safety, but Cam Bynum is a very instinctive coverage guy who can make plays on the ball. His entire pre-draft evaluation, for me, was a player that can create turnovers and be a deep safety that prevents deep shots. So far, as a Viking, that has been the exact type of player that Bynum has been.

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