Has Raiders' run defense improved? Vikings' Dalvin Cook offers a Week 3 test

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Has Raiders' run defense improved? Vikings' Dalvin Cook offers a Week 3 test
Has Raiders' run defense improved? Vikings' Dalvin Cook offers a Week 3 test

To defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, the key for the Raiders' defense Sunday in Minnesota is simple. In theory, anyway. Dalvin Cook, the Vikings' third-year running back, is the NFL's leading rusher with 265 yards through two games, including a 20-carry, 154-yard effort last Sunday against Green Bay. The Raiders, meanwhile, have displayed an improved run defense in their first two games after allowing the third-most rushing yards in the league in 2018. “That's going to be a test for us, to go out there and stop” Cook, Hankins said Thursday. “And if we can do that, I feel like we can win this game.” Hampered by injuries his first two seasons, Cook has thrived early in new offensive adviser Gary

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