Vikings Win the North. Here’s How Players Feel about It.

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Vikings Win the North. Here’s How Players Feel about It.

On Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings produced the greatest comeback in NFL history, Overturning a 33-0 halftime scoreline to win the game 39-36 in overtime over the Indianapolis Colts. In the process, they clinched the division with three games to spare and were crowned NFC North champions.

I’ve watched many different sports, and I have never seen anything quite like what I witnessed this Saturday. Vikings fans witnessed the lowest of lows and the highest of highs in the space of a couple of hours. There’s so much to digest from that game, but right now, let’s just take in some of the Vikings players’ reactions to this crazy game.

Vikings Win the North. Here’s How Players Feel about It.

Christian Darrisaw with a statement that has now been left with little doubt.

To pull off a comeback like this requires leaders, real leaders. Minnesota has that in the shape of Patrick Peterson.

A selection of players headed to Twitter to celebrate the division win.

One Viking With Reason to Be Disgruntled

Vikings Win the North. Here's How Players Feel about It.
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There was some seriously bad officiating on show in this game. None more so than the calls that saw Vikings cornerback Chandon Sullivan denied not one but two touchdowns. A defensive player scoring two touchdowns in a game is rare, so Sullivan was understandably disgruntled at being robbed of that accolade.

After getting within eight points, the fact the Vikings survived having Sullivan’s second defensive touchdown chalked off and a Kirk Cousins interception only made the comeback win even more remarkable. Cousins former teammate in Washington, Robert Griffin III, remarked that even the questionable officiating couldn’t stop the Vikings.

Justin Jefferson tells the fans to stick with them right to the end.

Kirk Cousins Jacket

The most eye-catching moment after the game came when Cousins came to speak to the press sporting a snazzy Vikings jacket that he admitted was chosen by his wife.

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was also showing off some new attire — the division champions t-shirt and cap.

Former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was quick to congratulate his former team.

Best Dub Ever

Finally, we finish with a video. There are a few out there, but I decided to go with Duke Shelley’s on-field and locker-room celebrations. For all of the fireworks on offense, the comeback doesn’t happen without a huge second-half performance by the defense.

The Vikings have had a major problem finding a cornerback to play opposite Peterson. As the injuries mounted, Shelley was plucked from the Chicago Bears practice squad. He seemed unlikely to be a player who would come in and make several big plays on defense. However, that is precisely what he has done. He has become an essential and popular part of this Vikings defense.