Reason No. 3
Kirk Cousins will bounce back
Kirk Cousins was bad last Sunday against a mediocre Panthers defense. There's no way around it. He threw a terrible pass in the red zone that led to a 99-yard pick-six on the first drive of the game, and he finished with only 139 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
It is hard to envision Cousins having back-to-back letdown games with the way he has played this season.
Cousins leads the league in passing touchdowns through four weeks, and he sits third in yards and is still on pace to have his best season statistically of his career.
This game could legitimize Cousins as a serious NFL MVP candidate, and so far this season, he has played much better than Patrick Mahomes, unless you are a part of the "wins are a QB stat" crowd.
As long as the interior of the Vikings offensive line can hold their own, Cousins should be able to go toe-to-toe with Mahomes for four quarters.