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Filtered by the Fans: Beebe's Big-Time TD is Biggest Vote-Getter

EAGAN, Minn. – Muffed punts and pick-offs and blocked field goals, oh my.

The Vikings weren't off to the see The Wizard, but the happenings of Sunday's game did feel a little cinematic. And there's no place like home for a comeback win to keep you in the playoff hunt.

For this week's Filtered by the Fans Twitter poll, we asked fans to pick the play of the game from Minnesota's 28-27 defeat of Carolina: Eric Kendricks' red zone interception, D.J. Wonnum's blocked field goal, Bisi Johnson's two-point conversion or Chad Beebe's touchdown.

Of 6,000-plus votes, 58.5 percent tabbed the TD catch.

The Vikings final score wasn't just the first of Beebe's career; it also came less than two minutes after he muffed a Panthers punt, which could have proved disastrous for Minnesota.

"Punt return, it's my job to catch the ball, and I didn't. I didn't do my job. So I definitely felt like it was a personal deal," Beebe told media members postgame. "But at the end of the day, I came to the sideline and my teammates picked me up, and they made it feel like it was a team thing. We just carried on with that confidence through the end of the game and finished strong. I keep saying that never-give-up attitude."

Beebe also credited his Christian faith for helping him remain resilient and mentally tough through adversity.

View photo of Vikings WR Chad Beebe's first career touchdown against the Panthers in Week 12.

"We had a team fellowship Bible study last night (Saturday) where we were talking about Galatians 2:20, and it's funny because my mom ended up texting me later on that night the same verse. Just kind of God speaking there," Beebe said. "Just having that peace and having faith in God and just living that out each and every day.

"That's kind of what I fall back on," he added. "Things aren't always going to go the way you want them to, but in life you're always going to have a chance to make up for it. Never give up attitude and just trusting in that."

Coming in second on the Twitter poll was Wonnum's blocked field goal, which earned 26.8 percent of the votes.

The rookie defensive end got a paw on Joey Slye's 28-yard attempt late in the third quarter and helped keep Minnesota's deficit at 21-10.

"I think D.J.'s getting a lot better, and that blocked field goal was major," linebacker Eric Wilson said. "It took points off the board. It could have been the difference from winning and losing. You never know what big play you can make to make a difference. And that blocked field goal was a big positive play."

Kendricks' interception came in third on this week's poll with 10.2 percent of the votes. His end-zone pick against Detroit took the cake last month.

It's easy to understand that fans are becoming accustomed to big plays by the Vikings linebacker, whose three interceptions this season all have been inside the 20-yard line.

And last but not least, Johnson's 2-point conversion play (4.4 percent) capped off an impressive second touchdown by rookie receiver Justin Jefferson. Kirk Cousins faked a handoff to Dalvin Cook before finding Johnson in the paint to make it a 24-21 game with 5:31 remaining.

The play was just part of Johnson's day in which he recorded career highs of seven catches and 74 yards in the absence of Adam Thielen.

"I was definitely excited for everyone to have their [moment to shine]," Jefferson said Monday. "One player goes out, two or three other receivers step up and do tremendous. We just called on for those guys this whole week. We knew it was going to be a little difficult, but we buckled down and were focused in and got the job done."