As Cook Thrives, Vikings Turn Strong-Arm Strategy to Lions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have rarely shied from a ground-oriented approach on offense in seven seasons under coach Mike Zimmer.
That strong-arm strategy was never more apparent than in their last game when Dalvin Cook carried the ball 30 times in a potentially pivotal victory at Green Bay. That was the most rushing attempts by a Vikings player since 2013.
Minnesota hosts Detroit this week. Cook's predecessor, Adrian Peterson, plays for the Lions. The Vikings are 2-5. The Lions are 3-4. Kickoff Sunday is set for Noon CT. (TV: FOX, Radio: WJON AM 1240/95.3 FM)