5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Week 6

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Cousins will have another strong day

The first four games were a nightmare for Kirk Cousins. After essentially being mothballed for the first month of the season, a highly publicized movement by his receivers forced offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski to dust off the passing game against New York last week. The result was Cousins’ best game of 2019 as he completed 22-for-27 passes for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Adam Thielen.

Part of the reasons for Cousins’ success against the Giants fit his career-long narrative. The Giants were a team sitting at .500 and since Cousins was playing at noon, it was like the planets aligning for the often criticized quarterback. While the game time fits into Cousins wheelhouse, there is a bit of concern considering the Eagles currently sit at 3-2.

However, there may not be much to fear when it comes to the Eagles secondary. Philadelphia enters Sunday’s game ranked 29th in passing yardage allowed and given up nine passing touchdowns on the season.

Mix in the current health of the Eagles’ defensive backs with Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, and Jalen Mills all listed on the injury report and the conditions are ripe for another solid game from Cousins.