Cook's night in Dallas earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Cook's night in Dallas earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Dalvin Cook is the only Vikings running back other than Adrian Peterson to earn two NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors during his career.

Vikings more than satisfied with 1-2 punch of Cook, Mattison

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Vikings rookie running back Alexander Mattison, running vs. the Redskins on Oct. 24, has 389 yards rushing on 79 carries.
Mike Zimmer was asked whether there was much drop off between Dalvin Cook, the best back in football, and Alexander Mattison, who ran the ball for a game-high 6.5-yard average vs. the Cowboys. Answer? "No."
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Dalvin Cook: 'I try to lead by example'

Dalvin Cook: 'I try to lead by example'

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who was recently named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, says he takes a mental snapshot of the opposing players before a play starts so he can memorize where they'll be coming from when he runs with the ball.
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The U.S. Bank Stadium reserve account is expected to grow to nearly $200 million by 2023.

Growing cash in Vikings stadium fund needs more state guidance, audit says

The U.S. Bank Stadium reserve account is expected to grow to nearly $200 million by 2023, meriting more legislative oversight, a financial audit suggested.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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Mike Zimmer says Gary Kubiak 'has been tremendous'

Mike Zimmer says Gary Kubiak 'has been tremendous'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is pleased with the way things have gone for the offense this season, with running back Dalvin Cook proving to be an asset to Minnesota.
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November 12

Mark Craig's NFL power rankings

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November 12
Sunday night's fight: Dak Prescott vs. the Vikings pass rush

Sunday night's fight: Dak Prescott vs. the Vikings pass rush

A lot was made of the matchup between running backs Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott. But the real heavyweights of the Vikings-Dallas game were elsewhere.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 8 2 0 .800 250 205 5-1 3-1
    Minnesota 7 3 0 .700 262 182 4-0 3-3
    Chicago 4 5 0 .444 162 157 2-3 2-2
    Detroit 3 5 1 .389 217 237 2-2 1-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 7 2 0 .778 204 182 4-1 3-1
    Carolina 5 4 0 .556 225 228 2-2 3-2
    Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 260 279 1-3 2-3
    Atlanta 2 7 0 .222 191 259 1-3 1-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 5 4 0 .556 251 170 3-2 2-2
    Philadelphia 5 4 0 .556 224 213 3-1 2-3
    NY Giants 2 8 0 .200 203 289 1-4 1-4
    Washington 1 8 0 .111 108 219 0-4 1-4
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 8 1 0 .889 259 129 3-1 5-0
    Seattle 8 2 0 .800 275 254 3-2 5-0
    Los Angeles 5 4 0 .556 226 191 2-2 3-2
    Arizona 3 6 1 .350 222 281 1-3 2-3
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 7 2 0 .778 300 189 3-1 4-1
    Pittsburgh 5 4 0 .556 193 181 4-2 1-2
    Cleveland 3 6 0 .333 171 221 1-3 2-3
    Cincinnati 0 9 0 .000 137 259 0-4 0-5
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 6 3 0 .667 238 191 3-1 3-2
    Indianapolis 5 4 0 .556 194 193 3-2 2-2
    Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 203 197 3-2 2-3
    Jacksonville 4 5 0 .444 176 189 2-3 2-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 8 1 0 .889 270 98 4-0 4-1
    Buffalo 6 3 0 .667 174 150 3-2 3-1
    Miami 2 7 0 .222 119 268 1-4 1-3
    NY Jets 2 7 0 .222 130 238 2-3 0-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 6 4 0 .600 284 239 2-3 4-1
    Oakland 5 4 0 .556 208 240 4-1 1-3
    Los Angeles 4 6 0 .400 207 194 2-3 2-3
    Denver 3 6 0 .333 149 170 2-3 1-3
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2437
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 991
    A. Mattison MIN 389
    K. Cousins MIN 49
    A. Abdullah MIN 36
    S. Diggs MIN 30
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 759
    D. Cook MIN 424
    A. Thielen MIN 391
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 241
    O. Johnson MIN 190
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 80
    H. Smith MIN 57
    A. Barr MIN 48
    A. Harris MIN 45
    D. Hunter MIN 44
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    E. Griffen MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 8.5
    E. Griffen MIN 6.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 3.0
    E. Wilson MIN 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Prescott DAL 2777
    J. Winston TB 2765
    R. Wilson SEA 2737
    A. Rodgers GB 2718
    J. Goff LAR 2610
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 991
    C. McCaffrey CAR 989
    C. Carson SEA 853
    E. Elliott DAL 788
    A. Jones GB 589
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1027
    M. Evans TB 924
    A. Cooper DAL 848
    C. Godwin TB 840
    T. Lockett SEA 793
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 102
    J. Hicks ARI 99
    B. Wagner SEA 97
    B. Baker ARI 86
    K. Wright SEA 83
  • Interceptions
    J. Jenkins NYG 4
    J. Bradberry CAR 3
    Q. Dunbar WAS 3
    K. Fuller CHI 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 11.5
    C. Jones ARI 11.5
    P. Smith GB 10.0
    D. Hunter MIN 8.5
    Z. Smith GB 8.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 2816
    P. Mahomes KC 2626
    T. Brady NE 2536
    D. Watson HOU 2432
    G. Minshew II JAX 2285
  • Rushing Yards
    N. Chubb CLE 919
    D. Henry TEN 832
    L. Fournette JAX 831
    J. Jacobs OAK 811
    M. Mack IND 753
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 741
    K. Allen LAC 725
    D. Chark Jr. JAX 692
    C. Sutton DEN 692
    J. Brown BUF 680
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    R. Evans TEN 82
    J. Schobert CLE 82
    T. Davis Sr. LAC 78
    L. Ryan TEN 74
    (3) Players 71
  • Interceptions
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    D. McCourty NE 5
    K. Byard TEN 3
    J. Collins Sr. NE 3
    (4) Players 3
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 10.0
    T. Watt PIT 9.5
    J. Bosa LAC 8.5
    J. Allen JAX 7.0
    (3) Players 7.0
  • Sunday, November 10
    Chicago 20, Detroit 13, F Atlanta 26, New Orleans 9, F Tennessee 35, Kansas City 32, F
    Baltimore 49, Cincinnati 13, F Cleveland 19, Buffalo 16, F NY Jets 34, NY Giants 27, F
    Tampa Bay 30, Arizona 27, F Miami 16, Indianapolis 12, F Green Bay 24, Carolina 16, F
    Pittsburgh 17, Los Angeles 12, F Minnesota 28, Dallas 24, F
  • Monday, November 11
    Seattle 27, San Francisco 24, F
  • Thursday, November 14
    Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
  • Sunday, November 17
    Denver @ Minnesota Dallas @ Detroit Atlanta @ Carolina
    Jacksonville @ Indianapolis Buffalo @ Miami Houston @ Baltimore
    NY Jets @ Washington New Orleans @ Tampa Bay Arizona @ San Francisco
    Cincinnati @ Oakland New England @ Philadelphia Chicago @ Los Angeles
  • Monday, November 18
    Kansas City @ Los Angeles
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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November 12
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

Podcast: Vikings make statement in prime-time win over Cowboys

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Jim Souhan return from the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium to discuss the Vikings' 28-24 win in Dallas.
Vikings
November 12
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been impressed by the decisions being made by quarterback Kirk Cousins, and the speed at which he's making those decisio

Zimmer: Playing smart and fast have been keys to Cousins' success

The Vikings quarterback also hasn't fumbled in the past five games, the best streak of his career.
Minneapolis
November 12
Following a three-year study that showed high bird mortality rates around U.S. Bank Stadium, conservationists are pushing for swift action to make the

Activists say retrofitting of U.S. Bank Stadium glass to protect birds is long overdue

Stadium authority will meet for first time since $300K study released.
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Vikings
November 11
A holding call was called on the defense on Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins, setting up the Cook touchdown in the third quarter. ] ELIZABE

Mike Zimmer says Kirk Cousins is making good decisions

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer credits their win over Dallas with managing the clock, converting first downs, and stopping the Cowboys' offense in fourth-down situations.
Vikings
November 11
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) talked with Redskins running back and former Vikings star Adrian Peterson (26) after the teams' Oct. 24 meeting.

Through 10 games, Cook is producing like Peterson in 2012

At least on some levels, Dalvin Cook has a chance to eclipse what Adrian Peterson did in 2012
Vikings
November 11
Vital defensive plays made by Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (left) and Gophers defensive back Jordan Howden propelled their teams to victory this

Gophers and Vikings: How two defensive stops changed narrative

The endings and outcomes were so similar that it makes sense now to think about them in tandem.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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November 11
Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) defends Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) during the first half on Sunday's game.

Souhan: Tipped pass by Kendricks in final minute saves the day for Vikings

Eric Kendricks had spent Sunday night sifting through blockers and applying shoulders to one of football's best running backs. Now the Cowboys were isolating him on the biggest play of the game.
Vikings
November 11
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) scored a touchdown in the third quarter.

Cook's fourth-down touchdown affirms dominant running game

Instead of settling for an easy field goal and a 23-21 lead entering the fourth quarter, coach Mike Zimmer made the hard decision and was rewarded with a Dalvin Cook touchdown
Vikings
November 11
Minnesota Vikings' safety Jayron Kearse came up with the interception in the end zone in the last play for a Vikings 28-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys

Vows made, vows kept: Vikings meet challenge by beating Dallas

The Vikings had fashioned a 6-3 record going into Sunday night knowing they hadn't won the kinds of games that are unavoidable in any kind of a meaningful playoff run. That changed against Dallas.
Vikings
November 11
Above, Cowboys defenders Robert Quinn (58) and Michael Bennett had Kirk Cousins on the move in the third quarter. Below, Vikings linebackers Anthony B

Five extra points: Cousins withstands pressure, Vikings corral Elliott

Kirk Cousins was pressured on eight of his 22 first-half dropbacks (36.3%), but he managed to complete passes on five of them for 53 yards and a couple of first downs.
Vikings
November 11
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Vikings nose tackle Joseph sidelined by knee surgery

It isn't known how long Linval Joseph will be out of action, but it's worth noting the team didn't make a move to put him on injured reserve after the operation.
Vikings
November 11
Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) defends Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) during the first half on Sunday's game.

Linebacker Kendricks: "It's how you finish the game"

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks discusses his role in the team's defensive stop at the end of Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
Vikings
November 11
Vikings fans cheered as Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) walked off at the end of the game at AT&T Stadium.

Rudolph talks about his touchdowns

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph reacts to the team's 28-24 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.
Vikings
November 11
Minnesota Vikings' tight end Kyle Rudolph caught the ball in the end zone for a two-point conversion despite defensive pressure from Dallas Cowboys' c

Trash-talking Rudolph re-emerges as threat in Vikings attack

A microphone near the end zone picked up Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph adding insult to his two-point conversion catch in the third quarter of Sunday's victory.
Vikings
November 10
Kirk Cousins: 'I've never been a part of running the ball this well'

Kirk Cousins: 'I've never been a part of running the ball this well'

After the Vikings' 28-24 win in Dallas on Sunday night, Kirk Cousins talks about the run game, his connection with Kyle Rudolph and more.

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