Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins started off the season slow, but has been more aggressive the last couple of games, leading to two wins by the Vikings. With all eyes on him, Cousins goes on the road to try to repeat his last two performances.
3. Kirk Cousins throws a touchdown to three different receivers
Not only will Cousins throw at least three touchdowns, but it will be to three different receivers. The Lions pass defense isn’t good and Cousins should be able to take advantage. The Lions are giving up 280 yards per game which is 28th in football.
The first two touchdowns will go to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The last two games Cousins has done a good job of getting both guys involved.
The third touchdown will go to one of the tight ends, either Irv Smith Jr. or Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph has turned into mostly a blocking tight end this year, but Cousins will reward him in this game by getting him a touchdown.
2. Kirk Cousins continues to take chances
Early in the season, one of the big issues for Cousins was he seemed to be afraid to take chances. He wasn’t throwing the ball unless a receiver was wide open and he saw a clear target.
The last couple of weeks he’s had more trust in his receivers and is throwing his receivers open instead of waiting for them to find space.
Man this throw right here from Kirk Cousins is one of the most impressive throws I’ve seen all season! Rolling left, fade away dime on a rope! 😳🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/NTy3MHM8cU
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) October 16, 2019
That will it harder for teams to defend him, including the Lions. Cousins has also done a good job of making sure he is taking chances at the right time, throwing only one pick in the last thee games.
1. Kirk Cousins leads the Vikings to a third straight win
The Vikings have preached team first and most importantly for Cousins, he is going to lead the Vikings to a third straight win.
Cousins is going to have a good game and the Vikings defense is going to continue it’s strong ways. They are going to force the Lions to kick field goals instead of getting into the end zone, which will lead to a very comfortable win on Sunday.