Recent content from Mark Craig
Dalvin Cook was held to 57 yards on 16 touches in Sunday's 27-23 win over Denver.
A week after intercepting a Dak Prescott in the end zone to preserve a 28-24 victory, Jayron Kearse once again was in the right place for his team.
The running back, troubled by off-the-field issues in college, has rewarded the Vikings for their faith in him.
Once a week, Mark Craig will dissect stats from around the league. This week, he tackles rookie head coaches and two stellar NFC running backs.
In what could be the most exciting matchup of the season, Houston's Deshaun Watson will trade magic acts with Baltimore's Lamar Jackson.
Mike Zimmer was asked whether there was much drop off between Dalvin Cook, the best back in football, and Alexander Mattison, who ran the ball for a game-high 6.5-yard average vs. the Cowboys. Answer? "No."
Instead of settling for an easy field goal and a 23-21 lead entering the fourth quarter, coach Mike Zimmer made the hard decision and was rewarded with a Dalvin Cook touchdown
Kirk Cousins was pressured on eight of his 22 first-half dropbacks (36.3%), but he managed to complete passes on five of them for 53 yards and a couple of first downs.
In Wednesday's tale of two Purple hamstrings, Adam Thielen spent practice resting while fellow receiver Josh Doctson continued testing -- and said he'll be ready for Sunday night in Dallas.
The NFC has nine teams with a winning record, and any one of them -- including the Vikings -- could advance to the Super Bowl.