After losing to the Bears last Sunday, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins had a very rough week. He was criticized by WR Adam Thielen, which led to Cousins apologizing to Thielen. However, that was then; this is now.
Led by Cousins(22-27, 306 yards, two touchdowns), Thielen(seven catches, 130 yards, two touchdowns), and Dalvin Cook(218 total yards, including 132 yards rushing), the Vikings dominated the Giants 28-10 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Cousins did his job, and more importantly, the Vikings move to 3-2 and get their first road win of the season.
“My preparation was the exact same, this week and last week,” Cousins said after the game. “I have a rhythm and routine that I’ve stuck with for five years now as a starter. I go about my business. I go to work. I keep my head down. The results aren’t always predictable.
“We don’t always know what’s going to happen. We could play a really good defense, and sometimes they get you. You come back to work, and you keep going. What you don’t do is quit. You don’t stop. You keep going. So, that’s what I’m going to do. This league will test you. It tests me every week. I’m glad we got a win this time. “
Cousins went over 300 yards passing for the first time this season and had a passer rating of 138.6, and according to Thielen, no matter what goes against Cousins, he just keeps pushing.
“8 (Kirk Cousins) doesn’t care what people say about him, he just goes to work, he grinds, he wants to be the best player that he can possibly be, and he wants to help his team win games,” Thielen said. “At the end of the day, that’s why we’re here to help this team win games. Do whatever we have to do, whatever the coaches ask us to do to help the team win.”
Cousins can breathe easy this week, but as we know the NFL, things can change quickly.