MINNEAPOLIS – In his first sport again since dislocating his shoulder in San Francisco two weeks in the past, Minnesota Vikings operating again Dalvin Cook had one of the best first half of his profession as he topped 100 yards rushing with a 29-yard landing in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He later added a seven-yard rating because the Vikings’ floor sport dominated.
With the Vikings simply outdoors of Pittsburgh’s pink zone with 10:02 to play in the second quarter, Cook took a handoff from Kirk Cousins and ran 29 yards down Minnesota’s sideline — untouched — into the tip zone to assist his staff soar out to a 16-0 lead. The Vikings led 23-0 after Cook’s second rating.
Five of Cook’s rushes went for at the least 15 yards, essentially the most in a sport in his profession and essentially the most by any participant in the first half during the last 20 seasons, in response to ESPN Stats & Info. It was essentially the most rushing yards in a first half in opposition to the Steelers since at the least 2000.
Cook rushed 14 occasions for 153 yards in the first half, averaging 10.9 yards per carry.
.@DalvinCook. Straight to the tip zone.
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