3 most monumental turning points for the Vikings in win over the Bills

(Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
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Cook’s long touchdown run

After Bills kicker Tyler Bass hit a 45-yard field goal to give his team a 17-point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter, many felt the deficit was too large for the Vikings to overcome. Buffalo was on their way to an easy victory and Minnesota was going to have to answer to all of their critics after the loss.

But Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had other plans.

Cook took the handoff from the Vikings’ own 19-yard line and proceeded to run 81 yards for his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. It was the spark that Minnesota needed.

Before this play, Cook hadn’t really done much on the ground during the matchup. But he proved, once again, with this long run in the third quarter, that he is capable of making a big, game-altering play any time he gets the football in his hands.

Cook’s score cut Buffalo’s lead to 10 points and a comeback no longer felt like something impossible for the Vikings. Minnesota had hope, and that’s all they needed.