The best thing
Guess what? Dalvin Cook is still the best thing to happen to the Minnesota Vikings this season. He continues to prove that when he is healthy, he is among the most dangerous players in the NFL and a threat to score at any time.
Cook once again passed the century mark on the ground, gaining 110 yards on 16 carries for an average of 6.9 yards per carry, even finding the end zone once. But he wasn’t the only one who looked good as a running back.
Alexander Mattison scored the first touchdown of his NFL career. However, what says a bit more is that he had a nice 21-yard run that showed his hard-running style that should intimidate defenders between him and the goal line.
Combined, Cook and Mattison had 168 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns. As a whole, Minnesota had 211 yards on the ground and ran the ball 38 times compared to throwing 21 times. When the ratio is that run-heavy, the Vikings will usually come away with the win.