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Packers vs. Vikings: Working class hero of the week

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A working class hero is something to be.

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My favorite award every week is the working class hero. Football is the ultimate team game, with 53 guys on the active roster, and there are random unsung heroes in games every single week. I think we have a few solid candidates after the Green Bay Packers' performance against the Minnesota Vikings, even though our team lost the game.

Unsurprisingly, none of our top four nominees are defensive players this week. That's what happens when you give up 37 points. Our offensive and special teams options are excellent, however, and I can see cases for all four players. Here are your nominees:

RB DuJuan Harris: With both James Starks and Alex Green out and Ryan Grant very much the fourth option, recent free agent pickup DuJuan Harris gave the Packers balance on Sunday with a great performance. He averaged five yards per carry and rushed for 70 yards, while also making two catches for 17 yards.

TE JerMichael Finley: While he had eight catches for 72 yards, he's not nominated for that. For once, Finley was spectacular as a blocker on Sunday, regularly springing James Jones and Greg Jennings for huge yards after catches with his blocks.

KR/PR Jeremy Ross: With Randall Cobb rested, Ross stepped up with a spectacular performance as a returner, and made a case for taking over the job full time. Between kick and punt returns, he averaged a fantastic 25.4 yards per carry on five returns.

K Mason Crosby: Good from 51 and 41. No misses. Yo respek.