Kirk Cousins led Minnesota Vikings to their third win of the season on Sunday. The Vikings made their way to a comfortable 34-20 win on home soil. The standout performer for the home team was superstar running back Dalvin Cook.
Cook, who also signed a multi-million dollar extension earlier this year, rushed for 206 yards on 22 carries. He also completed two rushing TDs against the Lions. Is it safe to say that Dalvin Cook now a top-three running back in the league?
25-year-old Dalvin Cook joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2017. However, he has established himself as an undisputable starter with some eye-catching displays over the last three years.
The one-time Pro Bowler was rewarded with a five-year contract extension worth over $63 million earlier this year. He has repaid the faith shown in him by the Vikings with consistent performances in the league over the last nine odd weeks. Cook has rushed for a total of 858 yards with 12 rushing TDs to his name, including this 70-yard beauty against the Lions on Sunday.
However, Twitter user and NFL fan Justin Rogers pointed out that the Lions actually had 10 players on the field during Cook’s epic outburst in the middle. The end result could have been much different if the Lions had the required 11 defenders on the field.
Regardless of that minor flaw, Cook enjoyed a largely productive outing at the US Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings are 3-5 now, heading into Week 10. They will go up against Nick Foles-led Chicago Bears next weekend.
Make sure you tune in to catch both these two NFC North bigwigs face-off at Soldier Field in Illinois. Who knows? You might just catch another Dalvin Cook masterclass!