Kirk Cousins, Riley Reiff and the defensive line: Who gets a thumbs up or thumbs down for Sunday's performance?

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Riley Reiff: The Vikings’ starting left tackle was nearly cut two weeks ago. He was seen by many fans and media as a replaceable piece in the offensive line, but he agreed to restructure his deal, saving the team approximately $5 million in cap space. The Vikings’ line struggled in Sunday’s loss, but Reiff wasn’t part of the problem. He more than held his own against Preston Smith, and the one glaring play that occurred on his side of the field — Jaire Alexander sacking Kirk Cousins for a safety — by all accounts was a missed blitz pickup by Dalvin Cook. One last thought: What would the Vikings’ line have looked like if Reiff had not agreed to rework his contract? — Jason Feldman

Special teams: The third phase of the game is often overlooked, but on a day when the defense got throttled and the offense couldn’t bail them out, the Minnesota special teams units had a solid day — or at least didn’t get the team in trouble. One of Britton Colquitt’s punts left Green Bay with a relatively short field, but it’s hard to blame him when the ensuing drive went 11

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