Kirk Cousins Weekly Review: Week 2 vs. the Indianapolis Colts

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High No. 1

No fumbles

Alright, so, full disclosure — these positive mentions are a stretch. Very little can be perceived from Kirk Cousins’ performance in Week 2 as starry-eyed happenings. The Colts game was probably as bad as Cousins can play, and there’s a realistic chance that he’d agree with this assessment.

In accentuating the limited positives from the meeting with Indianapolis, the box score indicated that Cousins did not fumble. In fact, he has not yet fumbled in 2019. A two-game string of games with no fumbles is not grounds for a parade, but, hey, we’re scavenging for optimism in this section.

During his Washington tenure, Cousins fumbled rather frequently. From 2015 to 2017, Cousins, along with Blake Bortles and Jameis Winston, dropped the football 31 times apiece and put themselves atop the cringeworthy leaderboard.

Cousins lost seven fumbles during his first year with the Vikings in 2018, but he stabilized the habit last season while losing just three.

Perhaps he has turned the corner. It would be a welcome correction to his game on the whole if he has.