New Orleans Saints
Kirk Cousins has been murderous against the New Orleans Saints.
He’s had the best of performance of his life against New Orleans–twice. Back in 2015, the Redskins abused the Saints 47-14 in a Week 10 matchup. Cousins gutted the New Orleans defense for 324 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a perfect 158.3 passer rating, 158.3.
To this day, it remains the only time Cousins has achieved a totally pristine passer rating in a game during the regular season.
Five years later, Cousins did something Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Warren Moon, Eli Manning, Russell Wilson, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Philip Rivers, and John Elway have never done–win a football game at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.
Last season, the Vikings upset the Saints in dramatic fashion during the wild-card round of the playoffs. Cousins delivered a picturesque missile to Adam Thielen in overtime and the quarterback followed it up with a walk-off jump ball to Kyle Rudolph in the corner of the end zone that effectively terminated New Orleans’ season.
Overall Cousins is 2-2 in his career against the Saints. But of the 97 quarterbacks who have attempted 80 or more passes against New Orleans in NFL history, Cousins’ 124.4 passer rating is the best ever.
To complement that accolade, Cousins threw a total of 1,247 yards, 10 touchdowns, and one interception while completing 71 percent of his passes in his four matchups with the Saints.