Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has taken over the NFL’s rushing lead.
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been the rushing leader for most of this season, but while McCaffrey was on his bye this week, Cook ran for 142 yards against the Lions. Cook now has 725 yards through seven weeks, most in the NFL.
Those four players are very close in yards per game. Here’s how the Top 4 shake out:
103.6 Dalvin Cook
103.0 Christian McCaffrey
102.1 Leonard Fournette
101.2 Nick Chubb
Cook, McCaffrey, Fournette and Chubb are separated by less than three yards per game, which suggests that the race to lead the league in rushing may go down to the wire in Week 17.