Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison out of practice again on Friday

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Mike Boone will be starting at running back for the Vikings against the Packers on Monday night.

According to reports from the open portion of Vikings practice, Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison are sitting out of practice for the second straight day.

Cook is dealing with a chest injury that head coach Mike Zimmer said he thought Cook could play through this week. A report earlier this week said he would not be playing against the Packers, however, and the missed practices do little to create a different picture.

Mattison is dealing with an ankle injury. The rookie missed last Sunday’s win over the Chargers.

41 responses to “Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison out of practice again on Friday

  1. I still say Mattison plays. If not… doesn’t change the fact that Minnesota is the better team. Unless you figure in the refs.

  2. Fun fact…. GB has been flagged TWICE all year for dpi. Their opponents? 13. Minnesota was flagged for opi twice in Lambeau. The NFL really wants the Packers to have a home playoff game in this 100th season.

  3. We all know the Vikings will try to use their patented technique of paying the refs to allow them to hold. If Rhodes plays, you could literally flag him on every single play…because he doesn’t cover any more, he holds (a technique he learned from his head coach). Mike Hughes isn’t much better.
    It will all come down to whether or not the refs decide to give the Packers a chance in this one by calling things fairly, or if they decide to just let Minny hold all the time. It has to be embarrassing for Vikings fans to see just how much their team gets away with every single week.

    Then again, when things are called fairly, and they lose, it’s the refs’ fault. lol

  4. I seriously wonder why you Barneys even watch football.
    Between all the excuse making, the bitterness, and of course the whining and crying, it sure doesn’t seem very enjoyable from your point of view.
    Why don’t you all pick up needlepointing or something less aggravating.

  5. “If Rhodes plays, you could literally flag him on every single play”

    Xavier Holdes never stopped holding, not even in college. He just lost a step now and its wayyy more obvious.

    FSU fan.

  6. “World Class depth makes this a non issue especially versus a soft, Packer run defense.”

    The real definition of soft is 1-3 on grass and 2-4 outdoors.

    That itself might be world class.

  7. Zimmer 2-5-1 vs. Pack and 3-0 at US Bank. Lay the 5.5 points as the Vikings win this one going away….

  8. Without a cupcake O line and no Cookie (Boone is no threat), Cousins is going to be very nervous in the pocket, and we all know he is not mobile. When he gets nervous, he throws picks. The Smith brothers and Kenny Clark are going to be in his head and his face all night. Another long and painful Monday night for the $84M dollar man.

  9. Get Cousins consistently off his spot and the long ball prayers will start coming.

    Play the deep ball and get some push up front and you can have him dancing all day.

    The real question is,

    Will it take Pettine all day to realize this or will he rush 4 and play single high safety?

  10. Pettine said in his presser today that they have prepared for the game like everyone is healthy on the Vikings. Whoever plays or doesn’t play, it will not change a thing in how they approach this game defensively.

    The Vikings run game feeds their play action pass game, so they will be trying to establish the run with no matter who they have at RB.

    I do still find it hilarious that Zimmer refuses to announce that Cook is out for the game. He honestly thinks it is a advantage for him to keep this from the Packers.😌

    I am very much looking forward to this game. This is going to be a very enjoyable one to watch.👍👏

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  11. The fix is in! The ref’s cashed my check, again! Remember…….it’s not about wins and losses, I do it only to blow the minds of Viking trolls, and man, I am getting my money’s worth!

  12. Boone will make those sponge soft defense look like crickets chirping.
    ——
    What exactly does a cricket chirp look like?

  13. I bet the Vikings wish they had a sturdier running back. One that is able to make the transition from the college game conditioning to the NFL level.

    Or do you think they want a running back that’s only available 50% of the time?

  14. “Or do you think they want a running back that’s only available 50% of the time?”

    Low expectations I guess. Only has been available for 29 of 46 games.

    Soft.

  15. “Pettine said in his presser today that they have prepared for the game like everyone is healthy on the Vikings. Whoever plays or doesn’t play, it will not change a thing in how they approach this game defensively.”

    \\\\\

    That’s what he should say, but if he doesn’t come after Cousins, and let’s him sit back and take prayer shots, then he deserves to get torched. That guy will go 3 quarters before he makes an adjustment. The last two years of cousins with the queens has been throwing poke and hopes to get back in the game.

  16. Depth makes it not an issue, 1st half of the first game was all Packers, new coach new tricks but during halftime adjustment were made, Vikings Kicked ass and would have won but you know why. I remember feeling so good after the game Waiting for Mondays game!

  17. Gee it’s funny most the experts pick Minnesota to win Monday, I hope the Lions pull it of too next week against the Packers. Either way, Minnesota is a much better team than the one that played the Pokeymen the first time. You’ll get no Zebra help Monday night. We will be playing find the Pokeymen…

  18. ^^^
    50% of the time? It is week 15 and Cook has 1135 yards rushing.

    Maybe you are talking about A.Jones he has 830 yards.

  19. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm
    Even if Cook plays, is he going to get the same 26 yards rushing he had last week?
    That’s just embarrassing for a team trying to secure a spot in the post-season.
    ————
    Then how embarrassing is it that the packers let him accumulate 191 yards from scrimmage with a TD in their first game?

  20. The Packers don’t need to do anything special to beat the Vikings. Just catch the ball. That’s it. Sports Info Solutions (SIS) created a metric that quantified that in context, with the goal to be parsing credit in a quantifiable way. According to their calculations, no quarterback has lost more points to drops this season than Rodgers. There are prime examples of two third-down conversions dropped as well as a would-be 70-yard touchdown. Geronimo Allison has, statistically speaking, been one of the worst regular receivers in football, actively making the offense less effective. Rodgers and Marquez Valdes-Scantling haven’t been on the same page all season, and Jimmy Graham has dropped at least two would-be touchdowns.

    If the receiving corps depth comes. around, they’ll kill them. Contributions needed from Lazard and Kumerow. That’s it. No other changes required.

  21. Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm
    Mike Boone > Erin Jones

    —–

    Mattison isn’t even better than Williams, so you really shouldn’t be bragging about your RB3 being better than Jones:

    Jamaal Williams, 661 yds from scrimmage, 6 TDs
    Alexander Mattison, 544 yds from scrimmage, 1 TD

    Facts, child.

  22. ariani1985 says:
    December 21, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Williams has fumbled 6 times too!
    #factgezzer
    ___________

    Another lie.
    Jamaal Williams has never fumbled in his entire career.
    You do this constantly, what is the point?

  23. Any long time Vikings fan has seen this song and dance so many times it’s become a self fulfilling prophecy. The season ends where a certain playoff bound team either blows it or struggles to make it and they get key injuries to the players they can least afford to be out. Because they can’t handle any diversity and when things go wrong they snowball into 6-0 teams missing the playoffs and 15-1 teams missing the SB. Hopefully this team thrives in that situation and Boone uses this chance to turn into a superstar.

  24. It would be an upset if GB wins. Vikings are 5.5 point favorites. Vegas knows who the better team is… I think that’s a telling truth.

  25. Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 21, 2019 at 10:25 am
    The NFL got their golden boy into the playoffs so the free ride is over. You’ll find out what I mean on Monday night.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Makes no sense. Why get him there without winning it all? What would be the point in that? If you’re going to whine, whine BIG.

  26. Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 21, 2019 at 10:25 am
    The NFL got their golden boy into the playoffs so the free ride is over. You’ll find out what I mean on Monday night.
    —-
    I could not agree more. The NFL clearly wanted Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs one last time before his decline is in full swing.

  27. I don’t know if Harry understands how vegas sets lines.

    Regardless, I decided to look at PFF. Williams has zero fumbles in his career.

    Also, this year, Jones grades out as better than Cook.

    Enjoy your day.

  28. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 21, 2019
    I could not agree more. The NFL clearly wanted Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs one last time before his decline is in full swing.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You don’t think the NFL would like to see the Vikings win something one first time? The NFL is embarrassed for the Vikings!

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