Vikings RB Cook takes NFL's rushing lead in win

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MINNEAPOLIS — Dalvin Cook overtook the NFL’s rushing lead and put together another career day in the Minnesota Vikings’ 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

The day held special meaning for the fourth-year running back to do it in front of a future Hall of Famer and the player he replaced in Minnesota after he was drafted in the second round in 2017.

With Adrian Peterson on hand, Cook rushed for 206 yards — a career high — and two touchdowns on 22 carries and caught two passes for 46 yards, setting a new personal best for scrimmage yards with 252. Cook reached his previous career high (226 yards) last week in a win over Green Bay.

“It means a lot to me,” Cook said of having Peterson present on his milestone day. “A guy that has done it before me and was in the same shoes I was in, just a few years ago. It means a lot. When I got drafted, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought I was going to be a guy that just came in and played behind Adrian. But they drafted me to come

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