Kirk Cousins Hits Rock Bottom No QB In NFL History Has Reached After Vikings’ Defeat To Eagles


Contrary to what their 0-2 record might suggest, the Minnesota Vikings haven’t played poorly at all during the first two game weeks of the 2023 NFL season. A 34-28 thriller against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 saw the Vikings offense fall short once more, despite the best efforts of quarterback Kirk Cousins in particular.

The Vikings quarterback completed 31 of his 44 pass attempts for a total of 364 yards on the night, and to top it all off, he threw four touchdown passes, giving him a total of six touchdown passes this season, which puts him in first place in the league.

Following his impressive performance against the Eagles, Kirk Cousins accomplished a feat that, given the Vikings’ inability to secure the victory, won’t speak well of the rest of the team. According to OptaSTATS, Cousins is the first quarterback in NFL history to complete at least 70% of his passes for 700 yards or more in the first two games of a season while still losing both games.

That won’t be at all easy on the Vikings’ mental toughness, as the team won’t exactly be happy to watch Cousins do everything in his power to put his team in a winning position but fail to record a victory.

Kirk Cousins hasn’t been flawless, of course, and the Vikings’ offense has frequently stalled out at the wrong times this season, particularly against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. In the second half of the Vikings’ 20-17 defeat, the team clearly struggled to score, and Cousins undoubtedly contributed to it.

The Vikings will be aware that the season has a long way to go, though. They will have plenty of time to recover and defend Cousins’ so far strong performances. And it all starts by concentrating on winning at home in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers.