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

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High No. 2

The bounceback from an atrocious game in Week 2

As exciting as the breakout gala on behalf of Justin Jefferson was to Vikings loyalists, Kirk Cousins’ bounceback to respectability after a putrid Week 2 showing was just as crucial.

Cousins left Indianapolis pondering the worst professional game of his career and followers of the Vikings were quick to inundate their own quarterback with insults and cynicism.

Existing in the current digital age disqualifies some folks from longterm analysis. Instead, we assess sports entities on the immediacy of the product before our eyes. If Cousins has a miserable game, he must be a miserable quarterback on the whole. Protracted objectivity in sports is a rarity.

Last Sunday, Cousins did what good quarterbacks do. He rebounded from a rancid showing, absorbed advice given to him by coaches, and tossed three touchdown passes in a one-point loss.

Minnesota showcased a wide receiver and a running back with at least 175 yards apiece — the first time in NFL history that has ever happened — and lost. Does that sound like a Cousins problem to you?