Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 9 vs. Detroit Lions
By Adam Carlson
The Minnesota Vikings could not be stopped on the ground. The one-two punch of Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison did a ton of damage on the ground, with a majority of the yardage coming from number 33.
Dalvin Cook had a great day, accumulating 206 yards on 22 carries, an average of 9.4 yards per carry. One of those rushing attempts was an impressive 70-yard scoring run that showcased his speed and acceleration. He ended the day with two touchdowns.
Alexander Mattison only had 12 carries, but still earned 69 yards. His 5.8 yards per attempt was enough to keep chipping away at a Lions defense late into the fourth quarter to keep the clock going and the chains moving.
As a duo, the two Minnesota running back racked up 275 yards and two touchdowns, When you can get that kind of production from the running backs on the ground, it will make things exceptionally easy for the offense.