The Minnesota Vikings have been looking for consistency all season, and they've finally found it. The Vikings downed the Detroit Lions 24-9 this week, to move to 5-3-1 on the year. Sunday may have been the turning point for Minnesota.


Sunday marked the first game running back ​Dalvin Cook has played since Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams due to injury. He had just 10 carries in the game, but he sure made quite the impact.

Cook finished the game with 109 total scrimmage yards on 14 touches, including this 70-yard run. The energy and speed he provides this offense could push them to a next level.


After weeks of inconsistency and a middling rushing attack, the re-emergence of Cook should provide a necessary boost.

Surely, the rest of the Vikings offense can be counted on. With Kirk Cousins feeding the ball to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs coming off an injury of his own, Minnesota's outlook is suddenly much more positive heading into the bye week.