Vikings activate Alexander Mattison off COVID-19 list

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The Vikings are getting a key offensive role player back for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

Minnesota announced on Wednesday that running back Alexander Mattison has been activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Mattison missed Monday’s victory over the Bears while on the list. He’s second on the team with 432 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Mattison has started three games this season, replacing Dalvin Cook when he was injured. Mattison rushed for 100 yards in two of those three games, reaching 90 yards in the third.

Cook leads the team with 1,067 yards rushing and six touchdowns.

The Vikings host the Rams on Sunday for a matchup that should have significant NFC postseason implications.

4 responses to “Vikings activate Alexander Mattison off COVID-19 list

  1. Scary news for the Rams and the rest of the NFL!! The team that already has the best running back in the league with Cook, now gets the best backup back into the lineup. With Mattison back, they’ll be able to rest Cook so he has fresh legs for the playoffs!! With the best players in the league on both sides of the ball, Minnesota already was odds-on favorites to win it all, but this news just makes it a foregone conclusion!! SKOL!!!

  2. Bronson is right. We’re just playing possum to fool the rest of the league by coming into the final 3 games 4 games behind the division champs. Right???

  3. Kene Nwangwu looks like a better back than Mattison. Give the kid more carries to spell Cook.

  4. Mattison is pretty good, but Nwangwu recognized more openings in the O-line in one game than Mattison has in two years.

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