Kirk Cousins Weekly Report Card: Week 4 vs. the Texans

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Against the Texans, Kirk Cousins completed 16 passes in 22 attempts. This equivocates to 72.7 percent and it was the second-most accurate game of his 2020 campaign. Believe it or not, Cousins’ accuracy was actually better in Minnesota’s Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

In that game against the Packers, though, Cousins was not as good as he was last weekend in Houston. Week 1 was marred by a silly interception that was entirely Cousins’ fault and the general vibe of that meeting was markedly different than the Week 4 tryst with the Texans.

Any coach or fan will take a completion percentage of 72.7 percent for any football game, ever. The output by Cousins in Week 4 was particularly noteworthy as his passes were not of the short of variety — most were mini-bombs to Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Kyle Rudolph.

There was no dink-and-dunk against Houston, nor has there been such small-ball for the Vikings at all in 2020.

Grade: A