Game will be played early and at home
During the past few years, a narrative about Kirk Cousins has developed regarding his inability to lead his team to wins during primetime matchups.
Cousins is 5-13 in games played after 7 p.m. ET during his NFL career, so it’s fair to say that his teams have failed to come away with victories in primetime matchups with him under center. Whether or not these results were mainly due to his performance is something that can be explored some other time.
In his career, Cousins and his teams have done better during games that kick off around 1 p.m. ET (31-19-1 record). So luckily for him and the Vikings, this week’s matchup against the Eagles is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.
Improving Minnesota’s chances even more on Sunday is the fact that the game will be played on their home field inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
Since the 2017 season, the Vikings are 12-2 in home games that kick off at 1 p.m. ET. Based on this, one would think that Minnesota has a pretty good chance to leave their stadium with a win over Philadelphia this week.