Cousins quiets his critics, for now
Whenever Kirk Cousins is the topic of conversation for people outside of Minnesota, the same narratives are typically brought up. Cousins can’t win in primetime, he can’t beat teams with winning records, and he crumbles under pressure.
There probably won’t be much chatter about the Vikings’ quarterback this week since he actually played very well and helped lead his team to a victory over an opponent with a winning record. Cousins’ critics shouldn’t have really anything to complain about after his performance against the Eagles on Sunday.
For the second-straight week, the Minnesota quarterback threw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns. Cousins finished Sunday with 333 passing yards and four touchdowns against a Philadelphia defense that had no idea how to stop him.
Now, have the Vikings gone up against some pretty weak passing defenses during each of the last two weeks? Yes, but that shouldn’t take away from the improvement Cousins has shown during Minnesota’s last two games. He’s taking more chances downfield recently and he seems to be quicker with his decision-making.
If the Vikings are going to be successful and Cousins is going to quiet his critics for the rest of the year, the quarterback needs to have more performances like he’s had during the team’s last two wins.