Cousins enters the MVP conversation
Minnesota would not have been able to get a win on Sunday if not for the impressive efforts by their starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins.
Cousins and the Vikings offense couldn’t get anything going in the first half against the Broncos. So Minnesota came out with a new strategy in the second half on Sunday and it relied a lot on their quarterback to make the right decisions in crucial situations.
Due to their awful performance during the first two quarters against Denver, the Vikings had virtually no room for error when they took the field in the second half. It turned out to be fine since Cousins decided he was going to take control and lead Minnesota to remarkable comeback win.
In just the third and fourth quarter on Sunday, the Vikings quarterback completed 18 of his 23 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Cousins made a number of throws in the second half that kept drives alive and continued to fuel Minnesota’s mission to complete their comeback.
With his Week 11 numbers included, Cousins currently ranks among the NFL’s top five in passing yards, passing touchdowns, passes of at least 20 yards, and passer rating.
He’s been great this season and the Vikings wouldn’t be sitting with an 8-3 record after 11 games without him. Cousins was the NFC’s top offensive player during the month of October and since then, he’s put his name in the conversation for some even more prestigious awards this year.