Vikings Players’ Reactions to Win No. 13

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On Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings came away from Soldier Field with win number 13 after a 29-13 victory over the Chicago Bears. In a game that resembled a preseason affair by the end as head coach Kevin O’Connell made good on his promise to get everyone involved, the Vikings always looked like comfortable winners.

In fact, it was disappointing the Vikings only had a 10-point lead at halftime. It should have been much more. A Dalvin Cook fumble in Bears territory and two promising drives that stalled after getting to the Bears five-yard line meant the score line wasn’t as dominant as it should have been.

Vikings Players’ Reactions to Win No. 13

While starters began to be pulled from the game, the Vikings stayed on top and secured the winning feeling that was craved as Minnesota heads into a Wildcard playoff showdown with the New York Giants. Let’s look at how the players felt after the game.

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First, we have a video as the players come off the field and head to the locker room.

K.J. Osborn once again made a claim to be the Vikings WR2 moving forward. Osborn went over 100 yards for the second time in four games — the only two times he has achieved that mark in his career thus far. He caught 5 of his 6 targets for 117 yards at an impressive 23.4 yards per catch. The third-year wide receiver is understandably excited for his first taste of playoff football.

The Vikings will play the Giants on Sunday at 3:30 pm, the middle game of Sunday’s three playoff games.

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More young Vikings players who will be experiencing playoff football for the first time were quick to share their excitement.

All Hail the Duke of Shelley

The idea that the Vikings cornerback problems and injuries to Cameron Dantzler, Akayleb Evans, and Andrew Booth would be solved by a player picked up for the practice squad at the beginning of the season after being waived by the Chicago Bears — the worst team in the NFL this season — frankly sounds ridiculous. However, that is exactly what has happened.

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Since coming into the Buffalo game late and having a vital pass deflection, Duke Shelley has gone from strength to strength and been a revelation. He has eight pass defections and finally got his first career interception against the team that released him. He is undoubtedly now the starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.ย 

More Player Reactions

Finally, just in case you aren’t hyped for the playoffs yet. The Vikings shared this video to get you ready for Sunday.