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Vikings’ Kirk Cousins is ‘playing fast,’ says Mike Zimmer

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is rolling at the moment, and head coach Mike Zimmer couldn’t be happier with the veteran signal caller. Most recently, Zimmer and Cousins led the Vikings to a road victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football en route to keeping pace with the first place Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.

With Cousins leading the way in Minnesota despite the loss of injured wide receiver Adam Thielen, the former Washington Redskins starter hasn’t missed a beat.

“Well, it has a lot to do with it,” Zimmer told repoters on Monday, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, “but there was a lot of times that he did a great job of getting the ball out, too. He got hit quite a few times last night. I’m not calling out the offensive line. He got hit a bunch of times last night, and there was times that he had to get the ball out quick, and I thought he did that well. In each part of the passing game, you got some maximum protection things, you got some seven-man protections, some six-man and some five-man protections. It’s important that when you get these fives and six -ans and you’re getting extra pressure, to get the ball out, like they did a lot last night.”

As it stands today, the surging Vikings are 6-3 on the season and currently sit just one game behind the 8-2 Packers in the NFC North standings. However, if Cousins keeps this up, it will be a photo finish between the Vikings and Packers.