NFL Football

Minnesota Vikings (5-2)

Sun. 10/13 Sun. 10/20 Thu. 10/24 Sun. 11/3 Sun. 11/10
vs. Phi
W 38-20
Box | Recap
@ Det
W 42-30
Box | Recap
vs. Was
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT4:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20
@ KC
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ET17:00
@ Dal
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT5:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ET23:20

Balance leads to breakout for Vikings offense, Kirk Cousins

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) With a chance to drain the clock and preserve Sunday's win at Detroit, the Minnesota Vikings lined up on second down with three tight ends next to the offensive line; eight players with their hand in the turf to block for running back Dalvin Cook.

The Lions reacted to stop the run when Kirk Cousins pulled the ball away from Cook. With just one single defender deep, Cousins connected with Diggs for a 66-yard pass, the longest pass of the season for Minnesota, down to the 4-yard line to effectively end Sunday's 42-30 victory.

The Vikings are making it difficult for opponents to decide what they want to try and stop.

NFC North Division
Green Bay 610.857
Minnesota 520.714
Chicago 330.500
Detroit 231.417
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Cousins1711
Pass TDs: K. Cousins13
Rush Yds: D. Cook725
Rush TDs: D. Cook8
Rec Yds: S. Diggs562
Rec TDs: A. Thielen6
Int: A. Harris2
Sacks: D. Hunter7.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2737 (6)
Passing Yards: 1711 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1120 (2)
Points per game: 27.4 (6)
Yards per game: 391.0 (6)
Touchdowns: 24 (1)
Field Goals: 8 (22)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2295 (14)
Passing Yards: 1811 (23)
Rushing Yards: 630 (11)
Points per game: 17.6 (6)
Yards per game: 327.9 (6)
Touchdowns: 15 (11)
Field Goals: 7 (7)
Date Player Transactions
10/22 M. Sherels cut
10/15 T. Bower reinstated
10/15 T. Bower cut
10/15 D. Davis pract. squad add
10/12 C. Smith active/prac. squad
10/12 D. Davis cut
10/1 I. Wharton cut
10/1 I. Wharton off IR
9/28 D. Davis active/prac. squad
9/28 N. Meadors cut
Date Player Status
10/20 B. Gedeon concussion (Out)
10/20 K. Brothers hamstring (Questionable)
10/13 B. Gedeon concussion (Out)
10/13 J. Kline foot (Out)
10/13 K. Brothers hamstring, wrist (Questionable)
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.