Which NFL teams has the Minnesota Vikings quarterback fared well against?
Since being designated a full-time starter in 2015 with the Washington Redskins, current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has a win-loss record of 42-35-1 (.544). In these five years, Cousins has never missed a game due to injury and he has accumulated 21,077 passing yards along the way.
This places the Vikings quarterback with fifth-most passing yards in this time frame, with notably more than Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. The only quarterbacks with a better passer rating than Cousins since 2015 are Wilson, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady (minimum 40 starts).
The only team Cousins has routinely struggled against during his NFL career has been the New York Giants. His record is 4-5 in games against the Giants with a passer rating of 73.5 in those nine contests, which, for Cousins, is awkwardly low.
His performance has lagged in one-off situations against AFC teams such as the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet, generally speaking, Cousins has been successful against the bulk of his opponents. This is evidenced by him currently owning the seventh-highest passer rating in NFL history.
Let’s take a closer look at which teams Cousins has excelled against, in ascending order of prosperity.