Kirk Cousins has always been an easy target. Maybe it's his penchant for interceptions. Or his gif-inspiring post-match celebrations. Perhaps it's the then-record $84 million over three years the Minnesota Vikings handed him in 2018.
The Minnesota Vikings had no alternative to a win on Sunday Night Football at AT&T Stadium, and what they did was make a statement. With their 28-24 win over the Cowboys, the 7-3 Vikings are not only closer to solidifying their wild card spot, but they might be an even bigger threat to the NFC North leaders Green Bay Packers.
All the talk in the lead up to the first of this season’s London series games was about the performance of the Chicago Bears defence four games into the season. Some folks in Bears circles were even talking of what it would mean for QB Mitch Trubisky’s job security if backup Chase Daniel dominated against the Oakland Raiders.
For a team synonymous with the name Aaron Rodgers, after two weeks it is the Packers defence that has driven them to two vital division wins as Mike Pettine’s unit stepped up big in the fourth quarter to stymie a Vikings comeback.
The Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers meet this Sunday in a showdown between 1-0 teams that, based on the squads’ performances in Week 1, could prove to be among the games that will decide the 2019 NFC North champion. The Wisconsin-based team gained an advantage in the divisional games, beating the Chicago Bears, 10-7, in the opening Thursday.
Breaking down Minnesota's awful start.