Tahir Whitehead fell on the ball for the Lions, and the Vikings fell to 2-2 on the season with a 14-7 loss at U.S. Bank Stadium. This week it was three forced fumbles. "Anytime we play the Lions it's always been a good battle".
U.S. Bank Stadium, which just opened a year ago, also will host Super Bowl LII at the end of this season on February 4, 2018. "We had some good play calls, but we didn't execute". NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Cook looked "upset" as he departed, with coaches and teammates consoling the productive first-year back.
The hard count. The Vikings picked up five yards early in the game on the hard count by Case Keenum, so they figured it was worth another try in the second quarter on fourth and less than a yard in their own territory. They're leading the league with a plus-6 turnover margin, with two interceptions apiece by Slay and Glover Quin.
The Detroit Lions will be without starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis for a second consecutive week.
"We're just tough", Zettel said of himself and his defensive teammates.
Cook was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game.
We won't know anything until further tests are done.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell did not offer any updates on the status of Worrilow, who went to the locker room after just one play and did not return. "We didn't wrap him up", Griffen said. "That's why I love this team".
The fumble eventually led to a Lions touchdown after Cook, their rookie star, went down.
"I want it every week, but it's a long season", Abdullah said, when asked about the elusive 100-yard work.
It was good to see that position become a much-needed weapon Sunday.
This marked the third straight time that Detroit has beaten Minnesota. "I thought the defensive guys, they played well". There's still things he needs to work on, but he's got such great athletic ability that he just needs to continue to use it.
Cook had 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. He came into the game with 288 yards rushing and was averaging almost 5 yards-per-carry. Had he not rolled his ankle, there's little question he would have got to the century mark.
For that reason, Ameer Abdullah gets this week's offensive game ball.
Minnesota also has opened 32 games in that span without the first-team quarterback, including each of the past three games.
"I thought the defense played their hearts out today".
Anthony Zettel recovered the ball at the 47, and Detroit added its second field goal of the day by Matt Prater to come within one with 10:41 left in the period.