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@ Cin
L 24-27
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@ Ari
L 33-34
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vs. Sea
W 30-17
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vs. Det
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Cousins thriving while Vikings find balance on offense

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Kirk Cousins took the shotgun snap and had the Seattle Seahawks' pass rush immediately closing in. The Minnesota quarterback lofted a pass into the middle of the field while backpedaling, a potentially scary situation for a team nursing a 10-point lead and looking to win its first game of the year.

On the other end of the pass, though, was second-year receiver K.J. Osborn coming across the middle to convert an important third down. Running back Alexander Mattison, filling in for the injured Dalvin Cook rushed for 112 yards, including 76 yards in the second half to help salt away Minnesota's 30-17 victory.

With fill-ins playing vital roles, the Vikings' offense is humming with Cousins as the distributor and first-year coordinator Klint Kubiak at the controls.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Green Bay 210.667
Chicago 120.333
Minnesota 120.333
Detroit 030.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: K. Cousins918
Pass TDs: K. Cousins8
Rush Yds: D. Cook192
Rush TDs: D. Cook1
Rec Yds: J. Jefferson254
Rec TDs: A. Thielen4
Int: N. Vigil1
Sacks: D. Hunter4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1275 (3)
Passing Yards: 929 (7)
Rushing Yards: 384 (6)
Points per game: 29.0 (8)
Yards per game: 425.0 (3)
Touchdowns: 9 (11)
Field Goals: 6 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1229 (28)
Passing Yards: 959 (29)
Rushing Yards: 358 (21)
Points per game: 26.0 (20)
Yards per game: 409.7 (28)
Touchdowns: 9 (21)
Field Goals: 5 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/27 D. Dozier pract. squad add
9/27 P. Nickerson pract. squad add
9/27 B. Brandel pract. squad add
9/25 A. Abdullah active/prac. squad
9/25 B. Brandel cut
9/25 D. Dozier active/prac. squad
9/25 P. Nickerson active/prac. squad
9/24 H. Hand reinstated
9/22 H. Hand reserve/non football injury COVID-19
9/21 A. Abdullah cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/26 A. Barr knee (Out)
9/26 C. Darrisaw groin (Out)
9/26 D. Cook ankle (Questionable)
9/26 H. Hand hamstring (Out)
9/19 A. Barr knee (Out)
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