4 major observations from Kirk Cousins performance vs. the Commanders

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Growing belief in Kirk Cousins

Another win for Kirk Cousins came with another viral moment on the team plane following their Week 9 victory. The quarterback was seen blinged out once again and even showing off his impressive physique during rowdy celebrations, which is bringing out a side in the signal-caller not many have seen before.

Cousins has a newfound swagger that the Minnesota Vikings are feeding off. The former fourth-round selection is normally a quiet character publicly, but an improved sense of morale within the locker room and young teammates providing vibrant energy on and off the field is clearly benefitting the quarterback, allowing him to come out of his shell and install further belief along the way.

One could argue that this extra attention is increasing the bullseye on Cousins’ back. The Vikings are also about to embark on their toughest test of the campaign when they visit the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, which will be a good measuring stick as to where this team actually is compared to other leading Super Bowl contenders.

If Cousins comes through next weekend unscathed and perhaps even with another win on the road, then it is sure to be the NFL on notice. Minnesota is being seen as a fortunate organization right now, but that would all change if Kevin O’Connell can mastermind a triumph in one of football’s most hostile environments.

Fans have seen things fall apart plenty throughout franchise history. So the best advice is to embrace this new-look Cousins and enjoy the ride.

After all, there’s just no telling where it might end up.

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