Kirk Cousins says 90s rock band 'made the difference' in win over Bears

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins pumped himself up by listening to Creed before Sunday's win
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins were able to hold on and squeeze out a win over the Chicago Bears. After the victory, Cousins revealed that the rock band Creed might have been the key to the Vikings coming out on top in Chicago.

To open his post-game press conference, the Minnesota quarterback shared what center Garrett Bradbury decided to do to motivate his teammates before facing the Bears on Sunday.

"Garrett Bradbury, in the locker room pre-game, took a [page] from the Texas Rangers and made sure that Creed got played before we went out on the field, and I felt like that may have made the difference."

Later on, Cousins revealed that "Higher" was the Creed song they listened to this week, and they might listen to a different Creed song before next week's game since the band has, as the quarterback said, "quite a catalog."

If listening to Creed before each game needs to be something that the Vikings do in order to get more wins and turn their season around, then they should go right ahead and keep on doing it. It worked once, so why not try it again before next week's matchup against a tough San Francisco 49ers team?

Cousins didn't have the greatest statistical performance on Sunday, but Minnesota got the win over the Bears, and that's all that matters at the end of the day.

In fact, both of Cousins' lowest single-game passing yard totals this season have resulted in the Vikings' only victories. He threw for just 181 yards on Sunday, and in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, he only threw for 139 yards.

Will Creed help Cousins and Minnesota climb "higher" in the standings next week, or will the potential new tradition be put to bed by the 49ers?