7 eye-popping statistics about Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

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Stat No. 3

"Dalvin Cook has accrued 100 or more yards from scrimmage in 48 percent of his career games. This ranks second in Vikings history among all running backs."

Adrian Peterson is the pace-setter in this metric, which is wildly unsurprising. The next eight ranked players include Chuck Foreman (43 percent), Robert Smith (32 percent), Terry Allen (30 percent), Ted Brown (29 percent), Michael Bennett (28 percent), Mewelde Moore (19 percent), Chester Taylor (18 percent), and Herschel Walker (14 percent).

Aside from Peterson and Foreman, Cook vividly eclipses every other former Minnesota running back in this metric. This stat parameter is a tangible indicator of how many games the running back is having a measurable impact.

In plain-speak, Cook has exceeded 100 yards from scrimmage during 14 of the 29 games he’s played in during his young career. Ironically, Hall-of-Fame running back Gayle Sayers accomplished that exact number in his first 29 career games as well. That’s eyebrow-raising company.