Kirk Cousins Weekly Review: Week 3 vs. the Tennessee Titans

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What were the best and worst moments of Week 3 for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins?

The Vikings Age‘s weekly series on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ high and lows from 2020 continues this week after another loss, this time to the Tennessee Titans.

Throughout the remainder of the season, the positive aspects of his performance will be uplifted as well as the not-so-great occurrences from each game.

An old but familiar feeling seeped into the second half of the Vikings’ tryst with Tennessee last weekend. Minnesota was chugging along with a newfound sense of cohesion, but that feeling would later confront disaster.

This was a horror oft-perpetrated by the Vikings during the Leslie Frazier days and it’s something that has been largely nonexistent during the Mike Zimmer tenure. “They will find a way to lose this” was the pervasive sentiment in our bellies, and it happened again against the Titans.

Compared to the trash put forth by Minnesota in Week 2, the matchup with Tennessee was a breath of fresh air. Cousins was mostly on-point, he found a new WR2, and his running back was cooking (pun intended).

On the whole, the matchup with the Titans was the best 2020 showing for Cousins to date. He had fewer boneheaded plays like some of the ones he had versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, and he was markedly better than his Colts performance. Well, a mannequin would have probably fared better than Cousins on that day in Indianapolis.

Cousins’ passer rating “climbed” to 73.8 after the loss to Tennessee, so let’s figure out how that happened.