Sport Kirk Cousins had a shot at his defining moment, but it slipped away as Seahawks beat Vikings

07:00  03 december  2019
07:00  03 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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But they also had some offense. When the Vikings signed Kirk Cousins in the offseason, it But it ’ s not like the Vikings have gotten the results they were looking for when they handed Cousins The Vikings didn’t pass midfield against the Seattle Seahawks until the third quarter as Cousins was

Seattle Seahawks dismiss listless Minnesota Vikings in ugly Monday night matchup. Nate Davis. Mini-sota: A Vikings team that came within a game of the Super Bowl last season was supposed to hit another gear with the arrival of free-agent QB Kirk Cousins this year.

Kirk Cousins has had a good season. Statistically, he has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

a group of people watching a football game: Quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings couldn't lead a late comeback win at Seattle. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings couldn't lead a late comeback win at Seattle. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

That’s great, but he still isn’t going to easily shake the knocks on him. He could have on Monday night, and he came up short, again.

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We can pinpoint the specific moment that the Minnesota Vikings paid Cousins $84 million for last year. The Vikings trailed the Seattle Seahawks 34-30 after Cousins got them back in the game, with the ball at their own 16-yard line with 3:27 to go. This isn’t a moment in which Cousins has thrived. ESPN’s announcers pointed out that Cousins was 0-7 on “Monday Night Football.” He’s not known for his comeback wins or shining in prime time.

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Cousins , as has been the case throughout his NFL career with the Washington Redskins and the Vikings , shrunk from the moment in a prime-time But it was far from special against the Seahawks . Cousins threw for a touchdown and a respectable 208 yards. But he lost a fumble that was returned

Kirk Cousins has led the Vikings to an 8-3 record after a shaky 2-2 start.AP. “I don’t know that’ s really for me to say. “He’ s a great pro, a veteran player, very smart and he has as good a hands as anybody I’ve ever played with, so I have a lot of confidence going to him and giving him opportunities.”


And Cousins couldn’t get it done. Again. He threw a pass that was tipped on third down and one that was wide and incomplete on fourth down, and the Seahawks ran out most of the clock and got a field goal with 21 seconds left in a 37-30 win.

With a win, the Vikings would have stayed even with the Packers in the NFC North. Cousins would have had his signature moment with the Vikings. That didn’t happen, and Cousins will hear about it from the naysayers.

Kirk Cousins played well, not well enough

Cousins helped get the Vikings back in the game, though that doesn’t count for much in the NFL. He hit Laquon Treadwell for a 58-yard touchdown, then Kyle Rudolph made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the end zone for a score. The Vikings had a huge missed extra point, but were at least back in the game at 34-30.

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Just like the Seahawks , the Vikings ' defense will also present problems for the shorthanded Due to injuries, the Redskins have been forced to trot out a makeshift offensive line to protect Kirk But it ' s also reasonable to say that Cousins wouldn't have been forced to throw that pass off his back foot as

Wilson had to throw because Seattle had no timeouts left and a sack would have run out the clock. I slipped , kind of got messed up there and tried to throw it away and that didn’t work.’’ The Vikings went for it and Bradley McDougald broke up a Kirk Cousins pass intended for tight end Kyle Rudolph.

After a stop, the Vikings got the ball back. Cousins immediately threw for a first down, and then Minnesota faced a third-and-3. His next pass was tipped at the line. On fourth down Cousins locked in on rookie tight end Irv Smith, who was covered closely. Cousins threw it too wide and incomplete. With 2:27 left the Seahawks took over.

The Seahawks did enough to win, which they usually do. They came up with the big plays they needed to get a victory and improve to 10-2. Winning and clutch plays are in their DNA, thanks in large part to franchise quarterback Russell Wilson. In the end, that’s what separates Wilson and Cousins.

Seahawks rallied back

The Vikings even got a weird gift in the first half. Wilson had a pass batted back at him, and he wanted to knock it down. Instead he hit it forward and it landed right in the hands of Vikings safety Anthony Harris. Harris caught it on the run and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. That put the Vikings ahead 14-7.

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He has influenced every aspect of his team' s identity while restoring the Vikings to relevance in the NFC. Cook is quick to credit his blockers for his success. But it ' s his patience to see the play develop in front of him You see him one moment -- then you don't. He runs through the holes so fast.

The Seattle Seahawks earned their fourth straight win, beating the Minnesota Vikings 21-7 on Kirk Cousins threw for 208 yards and a touchdowns. Stefon Diggs finished as the Vikings ' leading The # Seahawks are proving that just because they no longer have a historically great defense, full of

Seattle came back. The Seahawks scored 24 unanswered points to start the second half. Losing all-everything running back Dalvin Cook changed what the Vikings wanted to do on offense. And still, they rallied, thanks to Cousins making fourth-quarter plays. He just couldn’t make enough plays to win, and that’s what will be remembered.

The Vikings could have used a win. They’re 8-4, but a game behind the Packers in the NFC North and trailing in the first two tiebreakers to Green Bay.

Cousins will have other chances for his big clutch moment. They play the Packers in Week 16. They’re very likely going to the playoffs, as a division champ or wild-card team. And Cousins will need a big moment in one of those games to change a longstanding perception.

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