By Peter Wanner
The Minnesota Vikings had a DAY on Sunday when they beat the Detroit Lions 42-30. In what many expected to be a low scoring game, it was the offenses that showed up for both sides and stole the show. Diggs had no touchdowns coming off his hat trick week last week against Philidelphia, but he led the team in receiving yards with 142. Great minds think alike as Cook rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, however. Midway through the game, Thielen had a great toe touch grab for a touchdown but hurt his hamstring on the play. When asked how he felt after the game Thielen said he would be ready for Thursday’s game against the Redskins in Minnesota. On the bright side, Olabisi Johnson stepped up to the plate and caught 4 balls for 40 yards and a TD, endearing himself to dynasty league owners and Kirk Cousins in the process. Speaking of Cousins, he had a great game with 337 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Cousins certainly looks much better than he did at the beginning of the season and with him playing like this the Vikings have a chance to make noise all season long. Despite that, Cousins should have another solid game against a weak defense that has shown zero fight all season long.
Sources say say that Adam Theilen is unlikely to play on Thursday against Washington, but that should have little impact on the outcome of the game. The Vikings have 500 more passing yards about 500 more rushing yards and have scored 102 more points than the Redskins this season so production on offense shouldn’t be an issue on Thursday. Look for a convincing Vikings this on Thursday Night Football as they continue to roll.