In what can only be termed as a shocking, stunning development, Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for Week 8 after his performance in the Vikings’ 28-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
(Okay, it’s probably not that shocking.)
Cook had an absolutely monstrous day against Green Bay, as he carried the ball 30 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 2 passes for 63 yards, including a 50-yard screen pass that gave the Vikings the lead for good. He became the first player since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 to score touchdowns on each of his team’s first four possessions, and became just the third player in Vikings’ history (and the first since 1979) to score four touchdowns in a game.
This marks the third time that Cook has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He also picked up the award in Week 15 of the 2018 season against the Miami Dolphins and in Week 10 of the 2019 season against the Dallas Cowboys.
Congratulations to Dalvin Cook on being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 8!