When you get 53 players in an NFL locker room, opinions on what music to play could be, shall we say, "Torn." You can even find a player or two who like Creed.
Of all the things you expected on an NFL Sunday, a team cranking Creed to get fired up probably didn't make the list. But it's working for the Texas Rangers in their playoff run in Major League Baseball, and it was good enough for the Minnesota Vikings, too.
The Vikings were vibing to Scott Stapp and Co. before their game against the Chicago Bears, and Kirk Cousins approached "With Arms Wide Open." He said center Garrett Bradbury played some Creed, and in Cousins' words, that it might have "made the difference" in the team's 19-13 win.
Which song got the Vikings ready to go beat the Bears?
"They have quite a catalog. 'Higher,' this week," Cousins said, via Alec Lewis of The Athletic. "We didn't want to overstep our bounds. One, 'Higher.'"
Cousins added that the song was "well received."
This is probably a new thing for the Vikings. They needed to do something to shake things up after their 1-4 start. You probably didn't expect Creed to turn around the Vikings season, but "What If?" this is the start of a turnaround?