The Washington Redskins couldn’t figure out what to do with quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the Minnesota Vikings sure have. Cousins leads the Vikings again when they host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on November 25.
The game is a rematch of the 29-29 Week 2 tie, which was a very controversial game regarding penalties, especially a late fourth-quarter call on the Packers Clay Mathews who fell on Cousins in an attempted sack. The penalty kept a drive alive that allowed Cousins to lead the Vikings to a game-tying field goal.
After six tenuous years in Washington, who couldn’t decide his fate, the Vikings signed Cousins in the off-season in hopes of finding the last piece of their offensive puzzle. With Cousins under center, they see their offense matching their stellar defense. But it hasn’t been easy for a team that made it to the NFC Championship a year ago. They’ve already lost to the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints, two teams they’d potentially face in the playoffs. Along with the tie in Green Bay, they knocked off the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Now the clock is ticking on the second half of the NFL season and the Vikings are in a race with Green Bay and the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title. Cousins has done his job, putting up passing yards that has him among the leading quarterbacks, but all that matters come season’s end is the number in the win column.
Full Name: Kirk Daniel Cousins
Born: April 28, 1992
Birthplace: Barrington, Illinois
Height/Weight: 6 foot, 3 inches / 202-pounds
Team: Minnesota Vikings, 2017 – present; Washington Redskins, 2012–2017
Draft: 2012, Round 4, Pick 102 by Washington
College: Michigan State
Honors and Achievements: Pro Bowl, 2016