5 teams Kirk Cousins has dominated during his NFL career

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Las Vegas Raiders

This is another example of a small sample size, principally because the Las Vegas Raiders are an AFC team. Kirk Cousins has only faced the Raiders twice in his career, but he defeated them both times, once with Washington in 2017 and the other with Minnesota in 2019.

The average margin of victory in these two contests was 18.5 points and neither game was competitive. In 2017, Cousins outdueled Derek Carr and the Raiders in Week 3 by a score of 27-10. Then in Week 3 of the 2019 season, the Vikings battered the then-Oakland Raiders 34-14.

The raw numbers from Cousins in these two matchups saw him put up a total of 539 passing yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, a scalding 78 percent completion rate, and a 136.8 passer rating.

Of the 156 quarterbacks that have attempted 50 or more passes against the Raiders in team history, Cousins’ 136.8 passer rating is the very best of all-time. His 78 percent completion rate is also the highest of all-time against the Raiders.