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MINNEAPOLIS — Each of Dalvin Cook’s first two seasons was interrupted by injury Womens Chris Doleman Jersey , and the Minnesota Vikings were subsequently much more driven by the pass.His skill set no longer under wraps, Cook has given this Vikings a clear and old-school identity.More Vikings coverageVikings’ Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges after arrestVikings’ Kearse apologizes, returns to work after weekend arrestPhotos of the Week: 10/20/19 – 10/26/19Vikings surge into second half thanks to Cousins, CookVikings Snap Counts: Penalties spoil Mattison’s big dayCook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, Kirk Cousins rebounded from his rattled performance the week before with a turnover-free afternoon, and the Vikings rolled by the Oakland Raiders 34-14 on Sunday.Though he missed 19 of his first 34 games in the NFL to a torn ACL as a rookie and then with nagging hamstring trouble last year, Cook never lost any fans on the coaching staff or in the locker room."I leave it all on the line for those guys because they stood behind me 100 percent when I was having my ups and downs and just going through adversity that’s just part of this game,” said Cook, who leads the league with 375 rushing yards. "I just credit those guys for being behind me.”The defense had plenty to do with this victory, too. An interception by Harrison Smith of an overthrow by Oakland’s David Carr set up the second of two touchdowns by Adam Thielen to give the Vikings a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Eric Wilson had two of Minnesota’s four sacks."Good things usually happen when you play with great effort,” coach Mike Zimmer said.Cook had 16 carries for 110 yards and a score in just three quarters, and his backups capably grabbed the baton. Rookie Alexander Mattison got his first NFL touchdown as the Vikings (2-1) rushed for 211 yards and didn’t even attempt a fourth-quarter pass for the second time in two home games. Last week in a loss at Green Bay, Cousins had three turnovers, including a first-and-goal interception in the end zone."It’s a beautiful thing when you can run the ball effectively,” Cousins said.Cousins enjoyed a sack-free game for the first time in his Vikings career and finished a crisp 15 for 21 for 174 yards and one score to Thielen on their opening possession. That throw covered 35 yards, off a bootleg that allowed him to plant in front of a pressuring P.J. Hall and zip the ball across the field where Thielen was racing past safety Curtis Riley. That was one of three touchdown drives of 75-plus yards Adrian Peterson Jersey , and Thielen scored later on an inside handoff off a jet sweep at the goal line. The Vikings similarly built a 28-0 lead in their season-opening win over Atlanta."If you fall behind against this team early, they have the closers that make it very difficult on you, and the noise doesn’t help,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said.Carr went 27 for 34 for 242 yards and touchdowns to J.J. Nelson and Tyrell Williams. Tight end Darren Waller racked up 13 receptions for 134 yards, mostly in garbage time. Nelson scored on a 29-yard flea-flicker pass midway through the second quarter to pull the Raiders within two touchdowns, but that was as close as they came in this dispiriting start to a stretch of six straight weeks without playing a game in Oakland."It’s not getting any easier for us, but I don’t think guys in this locker room are looking for easy,” Waller said.FOR KICKSDan Bailey made all four extra points and both of his field goals for the Vikings, including a 50-yard try. His predecessor, Daniel Carlson, was booed by the Minnesota crowd before he had a 48-yarder clank off the right upright. Carlson was cut after just his second NFL game by the Vikings, after missing three field goals in a tie with the Packers a year ago.TRIBUTE TIMETwo-dozen members of the 1969 Vikings team that won the final NFL championship before the merger and took the franchise’s first of four Super Bowl losses were feted at a halftime ceremony. The Purple People Eaters defensive line — Carl Eller, Gary Larsen, Jim Marshall and Alan Page — together served as the honorary Gjallarhorn blowers before kickoff of this game that, coincidentally, gave the Vikings their 500th win over 59 seasons of existence."Our entire lives as pro football players is because of what they did and what they built and the brand they created for the Minnesota Vikings,” Cousins said. "I love having them come back.”INJURY REPORTRaiders: Backup LB Marquel Lee hurt his ankle in the first quarter and didn’t return. LB Vontaze Burfict missed about half of the game with an elbow injury http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-kirk-cousins-jersey , but he was cleared to return in the third quarter. Another starting LB, Nicholas Morrow, walked off with an unannounced injury in the third quarter.Vikings: Wilson started for LB Anthony Barr, inactive with a groin injury. CB Mackensie Alexander missed his second straight game with an elbow injury, but CB Mike Hughes was back in the nickel role for the first time since tearing his ACL in the sixth game of last season. … RG Josh Kline left the game in the third quarter for evaluation in the concussion protocol. WR/PR Chad Beebe was also forced out with an ankle injury.UP NEXTRaiders: at the Colts next Sunday. Their last victory in Indianapolis, where they have only played four times in their history, was in 2001 in Gruden’s first stint.Vikings: at the Bears next Sunday. They have lost in nine of their last 11 visits to Chicago, winning in 2015 and 2017. Vikings vs Giants… Good morning Horners! Here is your Good Morning Gjallarhorn Preview Show. The game is being played at US Bank Stadium, home of the most influential fans in the NFL. The guys talk about the relative even overall matchup of the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles, and how important the fans in the stands will be to get inside the head of Carson Wentz and help the vaunted Mike Zimmer defense. Looking at the Eagles, their defensive front 7 is brutal against the run, #1 versus it in fact so far this 2019 season. However, they are ranked poorly against the pass. Like Drew says, "it doesn’t take a genius to see how to attack it” but it does depend on good Kirk Cousins showing up today and not bad Kirk Cousins. With the best wide receiver duo in the league with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, that should be easy. Throw in passes to Dalvin Cook in open space, Irv Smith Jr, Kyle Rudolph and Olabisi "Bisi” Johnson Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , and you have the makings of taking the top off the Eagles defense. The key will be for Cousins to gain confidence early, probably with quick passes to slow the pass rush. The O-line, missing Josh Kline, will have to step up their play too to help with that. The Eagles have scored a lot of points so far on their way to a 3-2 record. The Vikings D has held teams to just a 14 point average. The Vikes’ defense is good. They thrive off of the home fans too, so be loud! The only question Dave had was, "when will Mike Hughes replace Xavier Rhodes?” That engendered interesting conversation. What is your answer?Will Stefon Diggs have a big day due to a weak Eagles secondary?Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The show wraps up with your Minnesota Vikings history trivia, the Eagles edition. Drew comes up with some great questions and Ted tries to answer them. Talk of Chuck Foreman, Fran Tarkenton, Wade Wilson, and Anthony Carter are just a few legends discussed, along with all those good games against the Eagles. How well you do with these trivia questions? We hope you’re ready for a great Sunday and as always, GO VIKINGS!Like, subscribe, and rate us on your favorite podcast aggregator. Then shout SKOL! As always, enjoy the watch and listen! BREAKING NEWS!!! The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network are joining forces to create a one-stop-shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle.Subscribe below:Click here for iTunesClick here for StitcherClick here for iHeartRADIOClick here for YouTubeClick here for Google Play MusicYou can follow GMG hosts Dave at @Luft_Krigare and Ted at @purplebuckeye. Unfortunately, Drew is behind the power curve and doesn’t have a Twitter handle… yet.
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