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4-2-1, 1st in NFC North
Cousins on Vikings offense: 'All over the map' (0:29)
Zimmer: 'We did a nice job with field position' vs. Jets (0:38)

Cousins, Murray lift Vikings past Darnold, Jets 37-17

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Latavius Murray ran for two scores, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled away in the second half to beat the New York Jets 37-17 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Most fantasy points by a wide receiver through his team's first seven games of a season: Crazy Legs Hirsch, 1951: 202.4 Bobby Mitchell, 1962: 192.7 Marvin Harrison, 1999: 186.8 Raymond Berry, 1960: 186.2 Charley Hennigan, 1961: 183.4 Adam Thielen, 2018: 179.2 Torry Holt, 2003: 178.3 Wes Welker, 2011: 177.3 Randy Moss, 2007: 177.2 Steve Smith, 2005: 175.5 (Since 1950)

Cousins drops a dime to Robinson for Vikings TD (0:20)
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1hCourtney Cronin

Vikes' Thielen marks 7th straight 100-yd. game

Minnesota's standout receiver Adam Thielen became the first player in the Super Bowl era to catch for at least 100 yards in his team's first seven games.

Murray runs for second TD of day (0:22)
Murray hustles in for 11-yard Vikings TD (0:20)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings lead remains 10-7 going into the half after the wind carried Dan Bailey's 42-yard field goal wide left. Brutal first half of offensive football for both teams. Vikings failed to convert on a single third down (0-for-8) and generated just 15 yards on the ground. After leading Minnesota on a touchdown drive after the opening kickoff, Kirk Cousins cooled off considerably, finishing the first half 12-of-23 passing for 104 yards and a touchdown. Minnesota's plays are taking too much time to develop, and it's not allowing them to take advantage of the great field position its special teams unit has put them in throughout the game. Punter Matt Wile landed 3 punts inside the 20 and got Cousins out of a huge bind in the first quarter, punting 68 yards after the Vikings were pinned at their own 1-yard line.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings offensive line in a bind with the right knee injury to Tom Compton, who is questionable to return. With Danny Isidora filling in at left guard, only Brett Jones remains on the bench.

Cousins finds Thielen for 34-yard TD (0:27)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN Stats and Information, Adam Thielen's TD was his deepest reception of the season (34 air yards). He had previously only been targeted 30+ yards downfield once this season. He's 66 yards away from becoming the first player of the Super Bowl era to record 100 yards receiving in each of his team's first seven games.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Linval Joseph (ankle/knee/shoulder) is INACTIVE vs. Jets. He was listed as questionable after returning to practice on a limited basis Friday. Did not see Joseph on the field during warmups this morning. Other inactives: Cook (hamstring), Reiff (foot), Sendejo (groin), Griffen (not football related), Sloter, Downs.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings-Jets had attracted the most-lopsided betting action heading into Sunday morning at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, where 92 percent of the bets and 94 percent of the money that had been wagered on the game was on favored Minnesota.

Cousins' routine for the rest of his life (4:05)
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Pole running Eagles fan gets some glory

The moment in the spotlight isn't over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Mike Zimmer about the difficulty Dalvin Cook's hamstring poses in knowing how much of a load the RB can handle when it's more of a "feel" thing, as Cook said last week, than knowing he'll be full go after sitting out a certain amount of days: "It makes it difficult because you never really know. He comes out and he says ‘Hey, I'm good to go.' And it's just kind of how it goes. You have to have versatility in your game plan."

Team Stats

Passing Yards303.88th
Rushing Yards87.328th
Points For23.320th
Points Against24.7Tied-18th

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