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Takeaways from the Lions' 14-7 road win against the Vikings

02 October 2017

Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook, who had gained over 100 total yards in two of his first three games, left today's game against Detroit with a non-contact knee injury.

The Vikings took an ominous turn to start the second half, losing two fumbles that led to 10 points for the Lions.

Cook went into Sunday's game with 288 rushing yards, second in the NFL.

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The 2-1 Lions headed into U.S. Bank Stadium to face off against their NFC North divisional rivals, the 2-1 Minnesota Vikings. The gesture certainly didn't appear to be good news, neither did the speed in which the team announced Cook out for the game.

Glover Quin knocked the ball loose from Vikings receiver Adam Thielen in the final minutes, and it was recovered by Tahir Whitehead.

In order to overcome a Cook absence, Minnesota will need a lot to go their way.

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After Minnesota had jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the third quarter, Detroit cut it to 7-6 with a field goal. The NFL's highest paid player in history completed 19 of his 31 passes for 209 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Fox 9's Hobie Artigue reported that Cook walked to the locker room with "nothing noticeable about his stride", as he headed to the tunnel.

Through four games Peterson has just 23 carries for 77 yards with zero touchdowns.

With Cook out, the Vikings will turn to Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon to handle the rushing workload. Another starter, OLB Paul Worrilow, limped off with a left knee injury on the defense's first play.

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Takeaways from the Lions' 14-7 road win against the Vikings