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Can Cook make a difference for the Vikings?

Dec. 30, 2012
 

When the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, they didnít have cornerback Chris Cook.

He missed the game as part of a six-week absence while recovering from a broken right arm. He returned last week and is expected to see a full dose of playing time this week.

Rodgers had a strong showing in the Packersí win at Lambeau, completing 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown (with one interception).

Perhaps Cook can make a difference for the Vikings.

However, as ESPN Twin Cities and former Press-Gazette writer Tom Pelissero wrote this week ó http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Notebook_Its_going_to_be_painful_but_Brian_Robison_wants_to_play122812 ó Cook hasnít had great success against the Packers.

Pelissero wrote of Cookís two appearances against the Packers: ďThe first was on Oct. 24, 2010, at Lambeau Field, his first game back from a second surgery to repair a torn meniscus in one of his knees. He ended up benched after 15 snaps and three Aaron Rodgers passes into his coverage that netted 101 yards.

ďFour weeks later, Cook gave up five completions for 78 yards and a touchdown in limited action at the Metrodome -- and got benched again, at halftime, before landing on injured reserve because of continued knee problems.Ē

"I wasn't all the way right and they picked on me a little," Cook said on Friday. "So, I'm looking forward to this one."

Last year, Cook didnít play against the Packers because he was in jail after being arrested the day before the game on a domestic charge and didnít play the rest of the season.

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