Despite injury, Dalvin Cook leads NFL in rush yards, scrimmage yards, TDs

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Missing time with a groin injury hasn’t stopped Vikings running back Dalvin Cook from putting up impressive statistical totals this season.

Cook exited the Vikings’ Week Five game against the Seahawks early, then missed Week Six against the Falcons. Missing a game and a half out of nine games played would ordinarily keep a player from topping the statistical leaderboards.

But Cook still leads the NFL with 954 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1,143 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns. He also leads the NFL with three two-point conversions, giving him a total of 84 points this season, which gives him a chance at being the first non-kicker to lead the NFL in points scored since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006.

Cook’s average of 119.3 rushing yards per game is the best the NFL has seen since Adrian Peterson averaged 131.1 yards per game in 2012.

13 responses to “Despite injury, Dalvin Cook leads NFL in rush yards, scrimmage yards, TDs

  1. Good thing the Vikings signed him before the season otherwise he might be getting Christian McCaffery money.

  2. Funny to see a Viking fan talking about the Packer defense when it ranks far ahead of his own team’s D. #9 in total defense right now vs the Vikings up in the 20’s.

    That aside, Cook is a beast and I’m glad our two games against him are over!

  3. The Bears absolutely were selling out to stop Cook, which is a good strategy. The Vikings made colossal errors of turnovers and a horrific special teams last night. But the Bears offense is just so so bad. Vikings probably should have won by 20 last night.

  4. The Bears have a good D, but if they run Cook 30 times a game he’ll never make it to the end of the year. There’s no doubt he’s worth the $ they’re paying him. Good mix with Cook, Irv Smith, Thielen and Jefferson.

  5. pkrlvr says:
    November 17, 2020 at 10:42 am
    Funny to see a Viking fan talking about the Packer defense when it ranks far ahead of his own team’s D. #9 in total defense right now vs the Vikings up in the 20’s”

    True but the Vikes have played a tougher schedule and the Pack have a tougher slate the rest of the way. Some of that may even out.

  6. pkrlvr
    Amazing how Hicks could get away with a wicked face-mask that was his best stop of the night.

    Amazing how a Packer fan can justify how 100 yards against the Number 1 defense i the league when the defense is working all out to stop a RB is somehow “stopping” him.

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