Despite the team not achieving the success it wanted on the field, the debut of U.S. Bank Stadium was a success, proving a world-class venue for fans to enjoy watching their favorite team.
Gavin Pierson was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago, but since then has become the first person in the world to beat his unique type of disease. The Vikings honored Gavin during Sunday's win over the Bears. Thanks to The Foundation for Compassionate Use Reform for portions of the video.
In what was maybe his final NFL game, LB Chad Greenway was featured on the video board and received a possible sendoff ovation from the Vikings fans.
2016 Mr. Football Wade Sullivan and the other members of the Vikings All-State High School Football Team were recognized at halftime of Sunday's game vs. the Colts.
Sam Heras, a former football player at Irondale High School who lost both his parents to illnesses over the last two years, was recognized as the U.S. Bank Hometown Hero and received a new car during Sunday's game.
Prior to Sunday's game, the Vikings and Cardinals teamed up to honor the late Dennis Green, who of course coached both teams during his 13 seasons as an NFL head coach.