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We focused on Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook as a potential MVP candidate heading into Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins.

Already on pace for north of 2,000 total yards on the season, Cook more than proved his worth as a legit candidate. That included this brilliant 31-yard catch-and-run late in the second quarter.

Cook is just insane. The dude ran about 120 yards to gain 31, avoiding a plethora of Skins defenders in the process.

Not only did this play display both the field vision and athleticism of Mr. Cook, it led to him scoring a touchdown a couple plays later.

Cook is an absolute stud. He continues to show it on a weekly basis. Cook finished the first half Thursday night having put up 108 total yards and a touchdown on 13 touches. That seems pretty good.

Vincent Frank
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