Highest graded Vikings from the Week 15 loss the Bears

Jack White
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In what was a key game for the Vikings, Minnesota fell to Chicago at home. There were some bright spots, especially on offense, but the team now has just a 3% chance of making the postseason.

Honestly, other than Cameron Dantzler’s interception, there were not a lot of positive takeaways from the defense. Minnesota will have to recalibrate and prepare for the next game, when it takes on New Orleans on Friday.

Until then, it helps to look at who played well, even in a disappointing defeat. Here are the highest graded Vikings on both offense and defense, according to PFF. Let’s start with the new-look defensive group:

CB Cameron Dantzler

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PFF grade: 90.7 (3/92)

DL Hercules Mata'afa

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PFF grade: 81.2 (7/98)

LB Todd Davis

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PFF grade: 79.6 (5/83)

DT Armon Watts

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PFF grade: 76.2 (22/120)

CB Jeff Gladney

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PFF grade: 71.8 (T-19/92)

WR Justin Jefferson

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PFF grade: 84.0 (6/101)

RB Dalvin Cook

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PFF grade: 72.0 (11/42)

TE Tyler Conklin

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PFF grade: 69.9 (18/32)

RT Brian O’Neill

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PFF grade: 67.3 (28/62)

LT Riley Reiff

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PFF grade: 67.0 (30/62)