After rushing for a career high 136 yards on 19 carries, including touchdown runs of 13 and 21 yards, running back Dalvin Cook has been named the Offensive Player of the Week in the NFC. He also added one reception for 27 yards early in the game as well. Had two other runs not been wiped out by penalties, he would have had over 150 yards.
It’s the first time Cook has won the award, and the first Vikings offensive player to win since Sam Bradford in week one against the Saints last year.
It’s the third Player of the Week award for the Vikings this year, coming on the heels of defensive players Harrison Smith and Danielle Hunter winning it in weeks one and nine, and this is the fourth season in a row that the Vikings have had a player win an NFC Player of the Week award at least three times in one season.