Why the Vikings loss to the Packers wasn’t Kirk Cousins’ fault

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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(Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

There were many reasons why the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and it wasn’t just because their quarterback had a bad game.

Week 2 of the 2019 season is not going to go down as a pleasant memory in the career of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins struggled to get really anything going for most of the afternoon on Sunday as the Vikings were unable to walk out of Lambeau Field with a victory over the Green Bay Packers. An argument could be made that this week’s matchup with the Packers was the Minnesota quarterback’s worst performance of his NFL career.

However, there were a lot of factors that played into Cousins’ struggles on Sunday that make it harder to put the results of the contest solely on the shoulders of the veteran quarterback.

If not for a number of other events taking place on the field in Green Bay this week, Cousins could have potentially delivered a solid performance for the Vikings.

Blaming the Minnesota quarterback for the team’s loss on Sunday is not as black and white as it may seem to some. Cousins’ poor performance did play a part in the Vikings losing this week, but there were many other reasons why Minnesota failed to come away with a win in their Week 2 showdown against the Packers.