Kirk Cousins did just enough
It wasn’t pretty. Far from it, actually.
But Kirk Cousins did just enough to lead the Minnesota Vikings to their fifth victory of the campaign.
The sign of a championship-caliber team is winning when not at its best. Something that can definitely be said of the Vikings in this one against a spirited Miami Dolphins.
It was a collective effort to get the job done. Minnesota’s defense performed better than in recent weeks and when the Vikings needed a bit of magic from Dalvin Cook, the running back delivered late on to seal the triumph.
Cousins had some nice moments. His connection to Justin Jefferson brought more than 100 receiving yards once again, and Adam Thielen came up with two crucial catches that accounted for eight points.
The signal-caller finished the game with a 66.67 percent completion percentage for 175 passing yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 104.2 according to ESPN. Cousins was solid if not spectacular, which was all the Vikings needed to tighten their grip on the NFC North.
The best thing about this tremendous start? Minnesota is likely to be even better coming off their bye week once they get a solid period of time to refresh, adjust, and improve.
Every Vikings fan knows that things can alter in the blink of an eye. But there is real hope this team could be set for great things in 2022.