With two different teams, Kirk Cousins has squared off against the Philadelphia Eagles nine times in his career. In six of these matchups, Cousins has led his team to a win.
One might be tempted to say something like, “Big deal. He’s had good luck against a team. So what.” This is not entirely unfair to surmise, yet the Eagles have been the ninth-best team in the NFL since 2015 whereas the Redskins are 23rd on the same list. Oddly though, Cousins and Washington knocked off Philadelphia four times–in three years.
In his last two seasons with the Vikings, Cousins has prolonged his success knocking off the Eagles in both 2018 and 2019. Even more bizarre is that three of his wins over Philadelphia have come on the road. No other quarterback in all of football has won three road games against the Eagles in the last five years. Tony Romo was notoriously a menace at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, but he retired in 2016.
By head-to-head numbers, Cousins is the fifth-best quarterback the Eagles have ever faced in its 87-year history. His104.9 passer rating against Philadelphia is only bested by Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Matt Cassel, and Milt Plum (minimum 80 attempts).
In his nine games against the Eagles’ Chip Kelly and Doug Pederson-led squads, Cousins has thrown for a total of 2,756 yards, 21 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 67 percent of his pass attempts.
All statistics from Pro-Football-Reference.com unless otherwise stated.