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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has developed a reputation of struggling in prime-time games. His performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night football did nothing to change that narrative.
Cousins once again withered under the bright lights as the Vikings suffered a 24-7 loss. The 34-year-old went 27-of-46 for 221 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. All three of his picks were thrown in the second half, with two of them coming on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter.
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The Kirk Cousins Monday Night football narrative is as real as it gets.
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Kirk Cousins showing up to a prime time game to disappoint again
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The only good thing about this Monday Night football double header is that maybe only half the country is witnessing Primetime Kirk Cousins.
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What a stat on the ESPN broadcast: On pass attempts longer than 10 yards, Kirk Cousins is 0-for-4 with two interceptions. #Eagles feasting
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Unfortunately for the Vikings, they have another prime-time matchup on the schedule against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving night. While the Patriots are not world-beaters by any means, it’s hard to pick against them with Cousins’ continued struggles in marquee games.
Minnesota will be hoping for a better showing from its quarterback when it returns to action on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.