Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 10 vs. the Chicago Bears
By Adam Carlson
Kirk Cousins – QB
If you are just looking at the stat line for Kirk Cousins from this game, it doesn’t seem all that impressive. However, the Vikings quarterback entered the matchup with two monkies on his back having never defeated the Bears at Soldier Field and never winning on “Monday Night Football”.
Cousins crushed both those narratives, but he also put forth a solid game. Had he not been an effective passer, the team would likely have struggled immensely since Dalvin Cook couldn’t get going on the ground as he only gained 96 yards on 30 total carries.
Kirk connected on 25 of his 36 passing attempts for 292 yards and two touchdowns. His one interception was a pass that deflected off the hands of Adam Thielen and truly wasn’t at the fault of the quarterback.
It’s nice to know that Cousins can pick up the slack when Minnesota’s run game is struggling. Of course, he is getting paid like a top-tier quarterback, but that doesn’t ensure he will play at a high level against tough defenses.