Even amongst the rainiest of days there is always a bright spot. The rain fell hard on the 2011 season for the Minnesota Vikings. But they showed glimmers of hope throughout the process. And no, I'm not just talking about the third pick in the upcoming draft.
It wasn't exactly a rainbow but there were certain players that stepped up and played through the tough times. If journalists can criticize players at the drop of a hat (or in this case, a ball) then they better be able to back them up as well.
Here are five Minnesota Vikings players who shined through the rain in 2011.