Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 27-17 win over Arizona. He added 14 yards and a touchdown on four carries and also lost a fumble. The dance moves following it weren't pretty, but Cousins looked sharp on the zone keeper for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was Cousins' first rushing touchdown in Purple after 13 in the past three seasons in Washington. The rushing touchdown will curb some concerns about Cousins' passing performance on Sunday, which featured season lows in attempts, completions and yards as the Vikings dropped back on just 54 percent of plays, as compared to 71 percent heading into the contest. That ratio will be worth monitoring in Week 7 as the Vikings take on a Jets defense ranked in the top 10 in the league in opponent passer rating.
Cousins completed 30 of 37 pass attempts for 301 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's game against the Eagles. He also carried five times for one yard and lost a fumble in the 23-21 win. Cousins completed an impressive 81.1 percent of his passes and spread the ball around to eight different receivers. He threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the second quarter and later committed a fumble in his own territory, though the defense bailed him out by forcing a punt. Cousins has gone two straight games without throwing an interception and now has an 11:2 TD:INT through five games. He'll look to continue his strong start to the season next Sunday against the Cardinals.
Cousins completed 36 of 50 passes for 422 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Vikings' 38-31 loss to the Rams on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for 28 yards, threw a two-point conversion pass and lost a fumble. In almost any other game, Cousins' sensational stat line would have been more than enough to pull out a victory. However, he had the misfortune of running into Jared Goff and company, who were firing on all cylinders Thursday, and Cousins simply wasn't able to keep up. He fired a pair of touchdown passes to Aldrick Robinson and one to Adam Thielen on a perfect strike down the seam in the third quarter while producing his second 400-yard game of the season. From a fantasy perspective, Cousins made up for the disappointment stemming from last Sunday's inexplicable home loss to the Bills. He'll look to stay hot against the Eagles in Week 5 showdown.
Cousins completed 40 of 55 pass attempts for 296 yards, one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Bills. He also gained two yards on two carries and lost a pair of fumbles in the 27-6 loss. Cousins completed an impressive 73 percent of his passes, but he didn't generate a single play longer than 19 yards en route to an underwhelming 5.4 yards per attempt. He fumbled on each of his first two possessions, allowing the Bills to build their lead as they went into halftime with a 27-point cushion. Cousins connected with Kyle Rudolph for a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, though the game was well out of hand at that point. It was a frustrating outing for Cousins and his fantasy owners, who were likely salivating at this matchup after two strong games to start the season. He'll look to get back on track Thursday against the Rams.
Cousins completed 35 of 48 pass attempts for 425 yards, four touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Packers. He also carried two times for five yards in the 29-29 tie. Cousins faced a sizable deficit heading into the fourth quarter, but he got his team back in the game with touchdown passes to Stefon Diggs of three and 76 yards, respectively. He then capped off the comeback with a 22-yard strike to Adam Thielen, which he followed up with a two-point conversion to Diggs. Unfortunately, Cousins was unable to lead any winning scoring drives in the ensuing overtime period, though he did get them into position twice before kicker Daniel Carlson missed a pair of field goals. After signing a big-money deal in the offseason, Cousins could hardly have asked for a better start to his Vikings tenure, totaling 669 yards, six touchdowns and just one interception through two weeks. He'll look to keep it rolling Week 3 against the hapless Bills.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@New York Jets||14||19.67|
|8||10/29||New Orleans Saints||29||28.20|
|12||11/26||Green Bay Packers||12||19.00|
|13||12/02||@New England Patriots||25||23.67|
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|3 Year Avg||67.0||4392||27||12||108||4||341|