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  • Kirk Cousins finally wins a big game, with a series of TD drives and a 2 minute drive that beats Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a game that the Vikings HAD to have.

    In fairness to (the many) Cousins doubters, the only reason Cousins succeeded on the final drive was that a Packers DB dropped an apparent interception as he hit the ground. Another Cousins floater looked like a sure pick but somehow wound up being a first down completion. It looked like yet another Cousins choke vs the Packers, but Lady Luck was with him this time.

    Cousins sure plays better with a healthy Dalvin Cook. And I don't know where this Justin Jefferson came from, but he is lighting it up with big plays and TDs and has become Cousins' #1 target.
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  • olyfan63 wrote:Kirk Cousins finally wins a big game, with a series of TD drives and a 2 minute drive that beats Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a game that the Vikings HAD to have.

    In fairness to (the many) Cousins doubters, the only reason Cousins succeeded on the final drive was that a Packers DB dropped an apparent interception as he hit the ground. Another Cousins floater looked like a sure pick but somehow wound up being a first down completion. It looked like yet another Cousins choke vs the Packers, but Lady Luck was with him this time.

    Cousins sure plays better with a healthy Dalvin Cook. And I don't know where this Justin Jefferson came from, but he is lighting it up with big plays and TDs and has become Cousins' #1 target.


    Lady Luck sometimes shines on someone and that's all it takes to gain confidence to do it again and then again, we will have to see.
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  • Uhm, Kirk Cousins upset the Saints in the 2019 Wild Card game, at NO no less. So this is #2.
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  • Umm.

    Vikings beat Packers @ home 2020.

    Might want to think before you type.
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  • Lol, at one point Cousins was 0-for-8 or 0-for-99 or something in primetime games. There was absolutely a narrative that Cousins choked in nearly every "meaningful" game.

    Thanks for the reminder about the Cousins-led Vikings playoff win over a good Saints team on the road. Even that win was "tainted" in some eyes because of questionable non-call on what could have been OPI on the game-winning 2 point conversion.

    WaPo had a nice little article about Cousins after that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/n ... story.html

    Cousins is interesting to follow partly because of his connection to Russell Wilson from their college days at Michigan State and Wisconsin, respectively. IIRC, they were 1-1 against each other, with Cousins victory against Wilson coming on a controversial, walk-off Hail Mary play, as seen here:
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  • Stud wrote:Uhm, Kirk Cousins upset the Saints in the 2019 Wild Card game, at NO no less. So this is #2.

    What can I say about Cousins, the dude is MONEY! Now he's up to 2-for-30 in "big games"? JK, he is exactly .500 in his NFL career as a starter, 56-56-2 IIRC.

    Now Cousins has another "big game" Sunday vs. the 49ers, two 5-5 teams in playoff contention. I have NO PREDICTION, other than the game will be close, and a Kyle-Shanahan-coached QB will be victorious. FYI, Shanahan was Cousins' coach with the Redskins in 2012-13 or so.
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  • And then yesterday happened........yep, he is who we thought he was.
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  • SoulfishHawk wrote:And then yesterday happened........yep, he is who we thought he was.

    Yup, pretty much, at the moment Cousins needed to put the team on his back and make a big play, well, those are a 50-50 coin flip deal with him.

    He's a guy who needs a strong D and running game and solid O-Line, and can deliver if/when he has that. When he doesn't, it can look ugly at times.
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  • Last week they upset Green Bay and today they lose to the winless Lions.

    Any Given Sunday.

    Green Bay is possibly getting back 3 Pro Bowlers after the bye week: Z. Smith, Jaire Alexander and Bakhtiari. If they come back, I like our chances through the playoffs.
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  • PackerNation wrote:Last week they upset Green Bay and today they lose to the winless Lions.

    Any Given Sunday.

    Green Bay is possibly getting back 3 Pro Bowlers after the bye week: Z. Smith, Jaire Alexander and Bakhtiari. If they come back, I like our chances through the playoffs.



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