Dalvin Cook out following non-contact knee injury

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook scores on a 5-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday Oct. 1 2017 in Minneapolis

Arians also says defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche will miss Sunday's game with San Francisco after reinjuring a calf in practice on Thursday. Reiff was given only minimal blocking help from teammates, an unofficial tally of only seven assists on Case Keenum's 30 passes. It seemed like it was both.

"We knew it was going to be tough". Cook was down on the field for a few minutes before walking off on his own.

The Vikings defense rose to the challenge on Sunday afternoon.

After coming into the game with an impressive eight takeaways, the Lions picked up three fumbles to make it 11 forced turnovers on the season. "Everybody's got each other's back". The Vikings sacked Stafford six times and hit him at least 15 times.

"We only had 14 points", Abdullah said. "Dalvin will have a great career".

Through 3 weeks, Minnesota Vikings' stud running back Dalvin Cook was averaging roughly 24 touches per contest.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said there is concern that Cook's injury might be to an ACL. After a solid rookie season, though, Decker hurt his shoulder during the offseason and needed surgery he's still recovering from. Huge loss for the Purple.

Starting left tackle D.J. Humphries (knee) is a game-time decision. He'll have an MRI on Monday.

Last season, the Lions were minus one in the turnover department, ranking 20th in the NFL. But Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who's tied for fourth in the National Football League with four sacks, has declared Robinson to be the weak link. Generally speaking, those are worse than if someone is hit. "We didn't execute enough on that side of the ball". Abdullah, for his part, said he was more concerned about the limited production by the entire offense.

Another the final possession for Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen fumbled to give Detroit the game.

Taking the kickoffs out of the endzone.

Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray are among the running backs capable of filling in. The Vikings' Ryan Quigley had a 19-yarder among five punts that netted 40.2 yards compared to Locke's 44.6. I was excited to see them go for it, but quickly surmised that it was going to be one of those woefully unsatisfying failed attempts to draw the defense offside. Of course you have, it gets mentioned more than Matthew Stafford's high school chum Clayton Kershaw.

As time elapsed with Minnesota up 7-3, Prater was short and wide left on a 59-yard field goal try - his first miss of 50-plus yards this season.