Cook, Vikings win second straight
MINNEAPOLIS - Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 206 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries as the Minnesota Vikings were 34-20 winners over the Detroit Lions Sunday at US Bank Stadium.
Cook is the third player in team history to rush for 200-plus yards in a game. Adrian Peterson, who is now with the Lions, did it six times and Chuck Foreman once.
Cook also caught two passes for 46 yards for his second straight game of 225-plus scrimmage yards and two rushing TDs. The only other running backs to do that since at least 1950 are Deuce McAllister (2003) and Hall of Famer Jim Brown (1963).
Kirk Cousins was 13-for-20 for 220 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Two TD passes went to tight end Irv Smith Jr., and the other to Ameer Abdullah.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the fourth quarter for concussion evaluation after taking a knee to the head during a sack. He was picked off on consecutive possessions in the third quarter. The team said he was cleared of the head injury.
Eric Wilson and Eric Kendricks interecepted passes off Stafford. Harrison Smith picked off a pass from Chase Daniel.
The Vikings have won two straight are have a 3-5 record. They're at Chicago next Monday in a game you can hear on Xtreme Country 105.7. The Bears lost to Tennessee 24-17 Sunday.
Green Bay leads the NFC North with a 6-2 record, Chicago is 5-3, and Minnesota and Detroit are now both 3-5.