Cousins, Cook lead Vikings past Jones, Lions

Kirk Cousins passed for 337 yards and four touchdowns and Dalvin Cook rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns to offset four touchdown catches by Marvin Jones Jr. as the Minnesota Vikings edged the host Detroit Lions 42-30 on Sunday.Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 142 yards for the Vikings (5-2).Matthew Stafford passed for 364 yards, and Jones caught 10 passes for 93 yards for Detroit (2-3-1).Minnesota star receiver Adam Thielen left the game in the first quarter due to a hamstring injury after catching a touchdown pass. Detroit’s top running back, Kerryon Johnson, exited in the first half with a knee injury.The Vikings took a 28-21 lead on the first possession of the second half. Cousins hit fullback C.J. Ham with a 5-yard pass to complete that drive.Matt Prater’s 46-yard field goal cut Minnesota’s advantage to four.Cousins’ 15-yard scoring pass to Kyle Rudolph with 5:40 remaining gave the Vikings a 35-24 lead.Jones’ fourth touchdown reception, from 2 yards out, cut the Vikings’ lead to five, but Detroit’s two-point try failed.Cook’s 4-yard scoring run with 1:55 left clinched Minnesota’s win.The score was tied 21-all at halftime.

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