4 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 5 loss to the Seahawks

(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Kirk Cousins – QB

It may be a little unfair to say Kirk Cousins was a disappointment against the Seahawks, as he stood tall in the pocket many times when things were collapsing around him. He also threw for 249 yards and a couple of touchdowns. But he had some turnovers that proved costly as well.

In the third quarter, things went to hell quickly for the Vikings and Cousins’ play was a big reason why. He first had a controversial fumble that was recovered by Seattle. The play appeared to be blown dead by the officials, yet they gave the Seahawks the ball following a review.

During Minnesota’s next offensive series, Cousins tried to loft a ball over the outstretched arm of K.J. Wright but his pass wasn’t quite high enough. Wright made a great one-handed stab at the ball and came down with it.

The Vikings, who just a few minutes prior, had a 13-0 lead, found themselves quickly down 21-13, and Cousins’ mistakes were a direct correlation to that unfortunate series of events.

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Cousins also fumbled on the last series of the game when Minnesota was in desperation mode trying to get back into field goal range. While Cousins did have a gritty performance and he showed plenty of toughness, the mistakes he made were disappointing and they were definitely part of the reason why the Vikings lost this game in Seattle.