Minnesota snapped a three-game losing skid against the Green Bay Packers behind a four touchdown performance by Dalvin Cook. In the 121st meeting between the two teams, the Vikings scored on their first four possessions and held on to win 28 to 22 at Lambeau Field.
On the day, Cook accounted for 163 yards on 30 carries (3TD) and 63 yards on 2 receptions and a touchdown through the air. The bye week helped give Cook more time to heal from his groin injury suffered against the Seahawks in week 5.
This week NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero’s reported that there was a “99.999 percent” chance that Cook would play on Sunday.
Cook did more than just play. He carried the load on a cold windy day in Green Bay when many people thought he might be on a pitch count. Cook entered the game averaging 5.3 yards per carry and his return certainly gave the Vikings a much needed boost.
On Friday, Zimmer said that Wonnum and Watts are two players he’ll have an eye on against the Packers.
“With D.J. Wonnum, there’s times when, kind of like Danielle (Hunter) was when he was young, there’s times when he’s thinking too much and not really letting his full athletic ability show up,” Zimmer said. “That’s really about it with him.
Wonnum showed some of that athletic ability when he chased and strip-sacked Aaron Rodgers to end the game and seal the deal. Wonnum only had one tackle on the day, but it was nice to see the young DE make a play with the game on the line.
Zimmer improved his NFC North record to 19-18-1 and will look to build on that over the next two weeks against the Lions and the Bears.