Cornerback Duke Shelley embraces a roller coaster outing during first Vikings start


Cornerback Duke Shelley's first start for the Vikings was a roller coaster of moments during Thursday night's 33-26 win against the Patriots. But the 26-year-old journeyman didn't flinch, showing the latest example of resiliency from a battered Vikings defense that has often had the last laugh this season. They did again against Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who threw for a career-high 382 yards but saw his last real shot fall incomplete on fourth down in the closing minutes. "Good enough to win, but never good enough to our standard," safety Camryn Bynum said. "We gave up a lot of passing yards, a lot of small detail things where we'd get out of our assignments. A lot of small things, but they could exploit that."