Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has 'nearly a complete' ACL tear

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has 'nearly a complete' ACL tear

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has 'nearly a complete' ACL tear

All three giveaways by the home team Sunday were fumbles, the first on an inexplicable wildcat formation exchange on the Vikings' second half-opening drive, the second as Cook crumbled to the turf after planting his left foot.

The Vikings defense came to play as well on Sunday, holding the high-octane Detroit offense to only one touchdown.

He was able to walk off the field, but that is possible even with a complete ACL tear. We didn't play our best on offense. It seemed like it was both. Stafford was 19-for-31 for 209 yards.

We won't know anything until further tests are done.

The Lions are riding a very opportunistic defense, which is second in the National Football League with seven interceptions and lead the National Football League with a plus-six with eight takeaways and two turnovers. But no defense should be expected to stand up forever when the opposition gets the ball on short fields time and again. That doesn't mean the Lions don't miss him a little. An effective passing game through the first three weeks relied on Cook and the rushing attack to set up play-action passes.

Abdullah was injured with around 13 minutes left in the game and never re-entered the contest, despite being cleared to return late in the fourth quarter.

Cook's knee buckled when he was attempting to make a cut. Huge loss for the Purple.

When Cook crumpled to the ground and reached for his left knee early in the third quarter, spirits sank throughout the stadium. He'll have an MRI on Monday. Dispite missing a 60 yarder, Matt Prater still did his part by making his gimme in the first quarter. But it was only a matter of time for Hunter. Stafford was sacked 5 times, the most in over 2 years. Generally speaking, those are worse than if someone is hit. The team has had some rough injury luck, but the question is what they have with Latavius Murray. Luckily the run game (Abdullah) was impressive enough to keep them afloat when Stafford was down. While the Twin Cities Marathon weaved its way through the streets of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the Vikings failed to do much of anything in a soul-crushing defeat to their division rivals in Week 4. Stefon Diggs had five catches for 98 yards, while Thielen turned his five catches into 59 yards.

Taking the kickoffs out of the endzone. Still, the ninth-year quarterback must learn to overcome such obstacles if he wants to live up to that $135 million contract.

What I liked: Ameer Abdullah came oh-so-close to becoming Detroit's first 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush in 2013.

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