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.
Voting is in full swing for the 2020 Pro Bowl. MVP contenders Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson will undoubtedly receive their invitations. Aside from the fanfare this pair are creating, there are some less spoken of names out there that deserve consideration.
The narrative that Kirk Cousins is not a very good quarterback is one that needs to stop. After last season's somewhat disappointing campaign for the Minnesota Vikings, which saw Cousins throw for 4298 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, the 'talking-heads' and media personalities sentenced Cousins to a career of mediocrity and 'choking'.
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.
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.
It seems a long time since the Minneapolis Miracle now, doesn't it? But since Stefon Diggs reeled in one of the most memorable plays in football history, the Vikings have been a bit of a mystery.
Minnesota Vikings faltered on offence last season despite adding Kirk Cousins. They must address that in the 2019 NFL draft.
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