Hunter had 3.5 sacks, four QB hits, nine total tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's win at Detroit.
Hunter leads the NFL with 11.5 sacks and is just one sack short of his career high (12.5 in 2016). With Everson Griffen back to full strength (1.5 sacks Sunday), Hunter and Minnesota's pass rush look back to full gear for the second half of the season.
Hunter recorded four tackles (one solo), including a sack in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Hunter has recorded a sack in each of the Vikings' first seven games and is tied for the league lead in the category. He's already improved upon the seven sacks he registered in 2017 and appears on his way to a career year. Looking ahead, Hunter and the Vikings will face off against the Saints in Week 8.
Hunter (groin) is not on Friday's injury report, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Coach Mike Zimmer said that Hunter's lack of practice Thursday was "part of the plan," so it appears that the starting defensive end's Week 7 availability was never in question. Hunter will suit up against a Jets' O-line which has struggled against the pass rush Sunday.
Hunter (groin) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Hunter was a surprise addition to Thursday's injury report, popping up with a groin injury of undisclosed severity. It remains to be seen whether the defensive end will suit up for Sunday's game against the Jets, but expect an update on Hunter's health if he is unable to return to practice as the week continues.
Hunter recorded five tackles (three solo), including two sacks, in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Hunter recorded two sacks for the first time this season and is now up to seven on the year, tying his total for all of last season. He's tied for the NFL lead in sacks and has recorded at least one in all six games. He's proving to be one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL and a top IDP option. He'll aim to continue taking down the quarterback in Week 7 against the Jets.
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