Minnesota Vikings “Cook” The Packers!
The Minnesota Vikings put the "L" in Lambo Field yesterday with a 28-22 win over the first place Green Bay Packers. The Vikings are now 2-5 and the Packers are 5-2.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook set an NFL record by scoring a touchdown in his teams first four possessions. He's the first Minnesota Vikings player to score four touchdowns in a game since Ahmand Rashad in 1979. Chuck Foreman also scored four touchdowns for the Vikings in one game back in 1975. Cook rushed for 163 yards and rushed for three touchdown and took a screen pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins to the house for another.
This was Cook's first game back after missing the teams previous game against Atlanta. This game was probably Dalvin Cook's best performance of his career. This truly is a different team with Cook on the field.
According to the Daily Norseman, Kirk Cousins was efficient, completing 11-of-14 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. Cousins also did not turn the ball over. Something that has been a problem for much of the 2020 season for Kirk. The Vikings’ defense lost Cameron Dantzler to a neck injury in the first quarter and Kris Boyd to what appears to be a knee injury towards the end of the game, but still had enough to hold off the Packers. At one point late in the game, the Vikings were considering putting wide receiver Adam Thienland in to play cornerback. Luckily, it wasn't necessary, and the Vikings were able to hang on despite a Packer comeback late in the game.
The Vikings move their record to 2-5 on the season, and will return to U.S. Bank Stadium next week to host another NFC North rival, the Detroit Lions. Detroit lost to Indianapolis yesterday. Green Bay falls to 5-2, and is looking at a short week before they take on the San Francisco 49ers in this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup. The Chicago bears lost to New Orleans in overtime, so the Vikings were the only NFC North team to win yesterday.