MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings, whose season has been littered with wasting leads in close losses, must have felt deja vu Thursday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers mounted a second-half comeback.
After the Steelers, who trailed 29-0 in the third quarter, fought back to make it 29-20, Kirk Cousins found K.J. Osborn for a 62-yard TD to give the Vikings a little breathing room.
He later added a seven-yard score as the Vikings’ ground game dominated.
With the Vikings just outside of Pittsburgh’s red zone with 10:02 to play in the second quarter, Cook took a handoff from Kirk Cousins and ran 29 yards down Minnesota’s sideline – untouched – into the end zone to help his team jump out to a 16-0 lead. The Vikings led 23-0 after Cook’s second score.