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

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Low No. 2

No matter how you dice it — the Vikings lost

An undetermined degree of onus is linked to an NFL quarterback for his team’s wins and losses. It’s wildly paradoxical. We adjudicate quarterback greatness by Super Bowl championships while discounting other quarterbacks’ legitimacy for winning titles.

For example, you hear frequently, “Tom Brady is the greatest of all-time. Just look at the rings.” This is assuredly a fair argument. If you measure signal-callers like Brad Johnson, Trent Dilfer, Joe Flacco my the same criteria, you’re met with, “well, they had help from their defense.” Never mind the notion that Brady also had help from his defenses during his Super Bowl appearances.

This argument is routinely rooted in hypocrisy.

As for the Vikings-Titans affair, Minnesota ultimately left its home stadium with a loss. All 53 men on the team are accountable for this, but Kirk Cousins is the figurehead for “another loss.”

A brand new fan to the sport could have surmised that Cousins would benefit from better pass protection with the matchup on the line. Tennessee tore up Minnesota’s offensive line on the game-deciding drive. That is why the Vikings had no chance to win the contest with a field goal.