7 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Saints in Week 4

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This might be the new Cousins

We can all agree that Kirk Cousins hasn’t been putting up the numbers this season that we’ve become accustomed to from him during his tenure with the Vikings.

Through four games, Cousins has completed just 63.1 percent of his passes for 1,031 yards (258 yards per contest), six touchdowns, and four interceptions. His passer rating is currently sitting at 84.1, which is odd for him considering he’s never finished with a passer rating below 93.9 in a single season since he became a full-time starter in 2015.

Would Minnesota head coach Kevin O’Connell like to see his starting signal-caller perform better this year? Of course, but O’Connell and Cousins are still learning how to work together as a play-caller and a quarterback, so it’s probably going to take a little longer before we start seeing Cousins light up the stat sheet again as he has in the past for the purple and gold.

What’s important right now is that the Vikings are winning games and they’ve still been able to rely on their quarterback at the end of each matchup to help them. As long as Minnesota continues to rack up victories, the concerns about Cousins’ underwhelming numbers should end up being less frequent.