Cousins kills the infamous narrative
Ever since Kirk Cousins made a number of NFL fan bases mad by choosing to sign with the Vikings instead of their favorite team last year, a narrative about his inability to lead his team to victories in primetime or over opponents with winning records has been used by those who likely have no desire to see the quarterback succeed.
Never included in these discussions is the fact that most of these specific games in his career came when Cousins was a part of some Washington Redskins teams that never provided the quarterback with any sort of help on offense or defense.
With Minnesota, the veteran quarterback finally has a legit rushing attack to take the pressure off his shoulders and a defense that, even on their worst nights, is better than anything the Redskins put out on the field when Cousins was on their roster.
Since he has some actual help this season, it’s no surprise that he’s been able to help the Vikings get some impressive wins.
After Sunday night’s victory over the Cowboys, Cousins and Minnesota now have not only won both of their primetime matchups this year, but they also have three victories over opponents who currently have winning records after Week 10.
Did Cousins have a massive, 300-plus passing yard performance on Sunday in Dallas? No, but he was efficient, turnover-free, and he made a number of plays against the Cowboys that ultimately resulted in the Vikings adding another win to their 2019 record.