It’s become a meme over the years that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins can never seem to make a great comeback in primetime or the postseason. Well today, he is doing very well.
In the first half of today’s wild card game against the New York Giants, Cousins was nearly spotless, completing 13 of 16 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown while adding another on the ground. His passer rating in the second half is an impressive 121.9.
The Vikings still trailed 17-14 at the half, but Cousins can hardly be blamed for that. That could always change, but right now he’s getting a lot of respect around the league.
Post-season trips have been few and far between for Kirk Cousins since becoming the starter in 2015. But these past few years with the Minnesota Vikings have really seen him emerge as a genuine Top 15 quarterback – at least when he’s not playing in primetime.
Cousins has managed just one playoff win in his career, but is having a historically good season. It’s really starting to feel like the stars have finally aligned for Cousins to have the breakout postseason that fans have always demanded from him.
Will Cousins be able to lead the Vikings to victory today?
The game is being played on Fox.