The Vikings know they need to start their home game on Sunday. Although Detroit did not make it easy, Minnesota achieved a better balance between the run and the pass en route to a strong 28-24 win over the Lions. 

Dalvin Cook had 96 rushing yards and 17 carries before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. The game also resulted in a concussion that Detroit experienced.  

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell gave a game update for Cook, saying it was a bad loss after a "special" exit from the 4th. 

"But it will be every day. "We're going to do some testing," O'Connell said. We should have time to hopefully get him back, but he told me after we scored, I asked him how he was going, he said, "I'll be there next week." 

The Vikings rushed for 69 yards in the first half, including 51 from Cook, which topped the team's 62-yard total in its loss at Philadelphia. 

Cook's longest run of the afternoon came in the second quarter, when he rushed for 13 yards on first down. The play helped Minnesota move the ball on a drive that ended with an Adam Thielen touchdown from 1 yard out to put the Vikings on the board. 

After 15 minutes, with a minute and a half remaining, Cook ran for a 4-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14. He continued to make progress in the third quarter, when he surpassed 5,000 career runs. 

Cook, who entered the Week 3 contest with 4,927 yards rushing, hit the marker on a 7-yard run in the third quarter. He kept the boat at speeds of 11 and 7 meters respectively.  

Cook, who entered the Week 3 contest with 4,927 yards rushing, hit the marker on a 7-yard run in the third quarter. He kept the boat at speeds of 11 and 7 meters respectively.