Green Bay allowed Dalvin Cook to score four touchdowns and fell 28-22 to Minnesota at a windy Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.
Offense: RB Dalvin Cook
The Pro Bowl running back went off against the Packers defense. Cook finished as the leading rusher and receiver for the Vikings, accounting for 163 yards on the ground and 63 yards on two catches. He became the first player to amass 200-plus total yards and score four touchdowns in a game at Lambeau Field. His 226 yards accounted for 69.8% of the Vikings offense on Sunday. In five career games against Green Bay, Cook is averaging 126.2 yards per contest and he’s scored eight touchdowns.
Defense: LB Eric Kendricks
With the wind a huge factor in the game, the Vikings had to stop the run and it started with Kendricks. He finished with a team-high 12 tackles and limited Green Bay to 109 yards on the ground, with much of that came in the first half. After halftime, Kendricks showed off his coverage skills, staying with wide receiver Davante Adams down the middle of the field. Without his coverage, Adams likely catches the pass and goes in for a touchdown that would have tied the game.
— The loss was Matt LaFleur’s first against an NFC North team. He had started 8-0.
— It was among the windiest days in Aaron Rodgers’ career. There were consistent winds of 25 miles per hour and gusts nearing 40 miles per hour. Rodgers said it was among the three worst weather days at Lambeau Field.
Inside the Numbers
The Packers' D in one stat: The last two times a player in the NFL had 200 yards and four TDs in game it has come against Green Bay: Dalvin Cook today and Raheem Mostert in the 2019 NFC Championship. https://t.co/Y9VYUjEjfo