Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 5 vs. Seattle Seahawks

(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen
(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen /
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Oct 11, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) escapes a tackle by Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (37) to rush for a touchdown during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook – Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Worst

The first half of the game was beautiful for Dalvin Cook. The running back was running the ball well and was actually getting involved in the passing game, helping the team to a 13-0 halftime lead against Seattle.

Cook left the game during the first play of the third quarter, running out of bounds before grabbing his crotch/thigh area and limping before heading back to the locker room with Eric Sugarman to be evaluated.

Before his exit, Cook scored the only touchdown of the game and racked up 94 total yards of offense between his rushing and receiving efforts, with the offense going through Cook and play-action passes.

Thank goodness the dynamic rusher was able to get back on the field to help out the Minnesota Vikings offense but left again. The only hope is that this was a temporary ailment that was able to be shaken off and forgotten about as the season goes on.