The Detroit Lions have loads of embarrassing moments within the Matt Patricia period, however the franchise might have reached a brand new low in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. On Dalvin Cook dinner’s 70-yard landing run within the fourth quarter of the blowout 34-20 loss, the Lions had simply 10 males on the sector previous to the snap. Cook dinner’s run put Minnesota up 34-13 with 10:42 left within the sport, and the Vikings’ first play of the drive sealed the victory.
Cook dinner, who completed with 22 carries for 206 yards and two touchdowns within the victory, had his longest landing run of the season and the third run of 70-plus yards of his profession. Cook dinner’s earlier longest run this yr was 39 yards, however this ineptitude by the Lions arguably made this landing the best for the NFL‘s speeding landing chief.
Cook dinner did break a sort out earlier than discovering the second stage, however having 11 gamers on the sector might have prevented him from reaching the top zone.
Cook dinner completed with 225-plus scrimmage yards and two-plus rush touchdowns in consecutive video games, becoming a member of solely Deuce McAllister (2003) and Corridor of Famer Jim Brown (1963) as the one different operating backs since 1950 to perform that feat. He additionally has piled up 12 speeding touchdowns by way of seven video games, becoming a member of Priest Holmes and Shawn Alexander as the one gamers to achieve that mark this century.