7 bold Vikings predictions for the rest of the 2022 NFL season
By Adam Patrick
Cousins will set a new single-season interception record
In his fifth year with the franchise, Kirk Cousins has led the Minnesota Vikings to more wins in their first six games of the season than he ever has before.
Despite the team’s success, Cousins’ production isn’t as high as it has been from him in the past. Heading into Week 8, the Vikings quarterback has thrown for 1,502 yards, nine touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Last season, Cousins had already thrown for 1,769 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just two interceptions by the time Minnesota was ready to play the seventh game on their schedule.
So his production is down a bit this year and this could easily be attributed to his adjustment to the Vikings’ new offensive scheme. Still, Cousins has at least been able to maintain his composure at the end of games this season, and this has been a big reason for Minnesota’s 5-1 start.
The Vikings’ new offense appears to have their starting quarterback taking more chances, which seems to be why his interceptions are up compared to last season after six games.
Cousins is going to continue taking more risks this year and this will result in more wins for Minnesota. But it will also result in the quarterback surpassing his career-high of 13 interceptions in a single season.