EAGAN, Minn. – They say everything is bigger in Texas, and Vikings fans are expecting another big day for Dalvin Cook in Houston.
The Vikings are slated to play the Texans at noon (CT) on Sunday.
Cook earned the most votes in our "Filtered by the Fan" Twitter poll, which this week asked which Vikings player will lead the team in scrimmage yards. He ran away with 61.6 percent of the more than 6,500 votes.
Rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson received 24.1 percent of the votes, followed by fellow receiver Adam Thielen with 11.2. A category of "Other" combined for just 3.1 percent.
Against the Titans last week, Cook racked up a career-high 181 yards rushing and added 18 yards through the air for a total of 199 scrimmage yards. Jefferson exploded on the scene himself, putting up an impressive 175 yards receiving, the third most by any Viking in his rookie season behind Sammy White (210 in 1976) and Randy Moss (190 in 1998).
Cook's career-high in scrimmage yards is 218, which he totaled in a win at the New York Giants on Oct. 6, 2019. He recorded 132 rushing yards and 86 receiving in the Week 5 win.
As for Thielen's career high, he totaled 206 scrimmage yards at Green Bay in 2016 when he recorded 202 yards through the air and added a carry for four yards.
Jefferson's highest collegiate yardage total occurred in the Peach Bowl in December, when he accrued an incredible 227 receiving yards in LSU's 63-28 defeat of Oklahoma.
Of this week's poll options, Thielen is the only one who has played against the Texans, whom the Vikings last faced in Week 5 of the 2016 season.
Thielen led the Vikings that day with 127 yards, all receiving, followed by former running back Matt Asiata, who recorded 55 yards on the ground and an additional 46 through the air.