5 best Vikings from their Week 7 win over the 49ers

Will Monday's win be the night that turned the season around for the Minnesota Vikings?

Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum
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1. Kirk Cousins - QB

After the opening drive of the game, it looked like we were going to be treated to another Kirk Cousins primetime disaster. He threw an early interception on a play that Jordan Addison probably could have made but certainly should not have been expected to make.

From then on, Kirk was pretty much lights out. He finished the night with 378 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings moved the ball against one of the best defenses in the NFL. While he was not perfect, Kirk did more than he should have needed as the Vikings dialed up a big night offensively.

He spread the ball around to a handful of receivers, but most importantly, he did not lose trust in his rookie receiver. He continued to target Jordan Addison, and things worked out for the offense.

Kirk Cousins was phenomenal in a game when most people probably expected him to play like he did against the Bears in Week 6. Instead, Kirk was locked in and took care of business to keep the season alive.

Regardless of what happens after this season, Kirk Cousins has to be given credit for his ability to block out the noise and focus on winning while he can.