Just Keep Cooking

The Minnesota Vikings’ bleak playoff aspirations took another hit below the belt thanks to last Sunday’s, 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys (3-7). According to FiveThirtyEight’s projections, the Vikings only have a 20% chance to make the playoffs.

To say the least, the 2020 season has certainly been heartbreaking right from the get go.

Making a miraculous run to the postseason seems a bit hopeless even with a schedule that features a majority of winnable games. So, on this Thanksgiving, what am I grateful for? I’m grateful for a team that is still grinding it out and working hard. The players and coaches aren’t throwing each other under the bus or considering throwing in the towel. 

Keep grinding, keep cooking is what 2020 is all about. A rushing title might be the biggest title still up for grabs in Minnesota and Dalvin Cook (1069) is only 10 rushing yards behind Derrick Henry (1079) for the top spot on the NFL leader board. Keep feeding Cook the rock.

Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers (4-7) visit U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday which should be a spirited meeting with the Minnesota Vikings (4-7). The Panthers have scored 73 points in the first quarter, tied for second-most in the NFL, so the Vikings will need a quick start to stay in it early. On the flip side, the Panther’s defense has given up 4.6 yards per carry on the ground (1285 yards) and 14 TDs.

I’m rooting for Teddy to have a great game in his first start against his former team (disappointed fans won’t be there to show love), but ultimately I think Cook will have a monster game in the yardage and TD categorys.

This week Derrick Henry said Cook was the best back in football. Yes, I’m looking for Cook to prove him right on Sunday.

Happy Thanksgiving VikeFans!