7 of the most ludicrous myths about Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

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Cousins isn’t clutch

Many of these narratives will be silly if you adhere to rational thought and reason.

This is the first one. “Kirk Cousins doesn’t lead a team back during the 4th quarter.” We, at The Viking Age, point-blank ask you: Did you watch the playoff football game in New Orleans last January? Cousins engineered an overtime drive that was a keynote moment in Vikings history. He delivered a missile to Adam Thielen, which set up a walk-off touchdown pass from Cousins to tight end Kyle Rudolph. If you’re the naysayer reading this — does this not count?

In the fourth quarter and overtime periods of games in 2020, Cousins boasts a passer rating of 116.5 when the score margin is within eight points. That nominates him as the NFL’s fourth-best quarterback in this metric.

Cousins’ passing efficiency actually improves when the game is on the line. His overall passer rating in 2020 is 103.9. In the final quarter during tight games, it climbs to 116.5. If anything, Cousins gets better when the stakes are highest. How’s that for myth-busting?