For the Vikings, it was defensive end Brian Robison.
It wasn't personal. It was just business, an 11-year veteran limiting a scramble to a 3-yard gain early in the third quarter, with a finishing touch of sportsmanship.
So it's no surprise the ex-Fresno State star is his team's nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year.
The Art Rooney Award was created in 2014 and is named after Art Rooney, the late founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then players from around the league will vote on the victor.
The annual award goes to the National Football League player who demonstrates "outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field". Past winners include Charles Woodson, Frank Gore and Larry Fitzgerald. An NFL Legends committee of Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler will select the eight finalists (four from the NFC and four from the AFC) who will be up for voting.
The Vikings nominated Chad Greenway in 2014 and 2015 and Terence Newman in 2016.
The victor of the award will receive a $25,000 donation toward a charity of his choice.
Four finalists from the NFC and AFC will be selected by the NFL Legends Community, a panel of former players, and placed on the Pro Bowl ballot for voting on December 15.