Kirk Cousins wins award for his performance in Week 6

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

After throwing for four touchdowns and over 300 yards last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week.

Few would argue with someone who claimed that Kirk Cousins struggled for the Minnesota Vikings during the team’s first four games of the 2019 season.

In these four contests, Cousins was averaging less than 200 passing yards per week and he only threw a total of three touchdowns. It kind of seemed like the Vikings were trying to make him have less of an impact on their offense and it wasn’t really working out.

But since Minnesota’s Week 5 win over the New York Giants, Cousins and the team’s passing offense have been very impressive.

Instead of putting the majority of the emphasis on their rushing attack, the Vikings have been utilizing their quarterback’s skills and the talents of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs more often in their last two games.

Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles was arguably the best performance Cousins has ever had in a Minnesota uniform. The veteran quarterback finished the afternoon with 333 passing yards, four touchdowns, and one interception (that wasn’t even his fault).

With the numbers that he put up against the Eagles, Cousins was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week on Thursday. He is the first Minnesota quarterback to win the award since Case Keenum in 2017.

It’s clear that the Vikings’ coaching staff has made some adjustments in their last two games and it’s transformed the team’s offense into one of the most productive units in the league during this two-week span.

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Is this new explosive passing attack something we can expect from Minnesota for the rest of the season?