Four TDs for Kirk Cousins in 38-20 Vikings win

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Much has been made of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins‘s unimpressive record against teams with winning records, but you’d never know about those issues based on Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

Cousins threw four touchdown passes and topped the 300-yard mark for the second straight week in a 38-20 home win. The Vikings are now 4-2 with a big divisional game against the Lions on tap for Week Seven.

Cousins hit Adam Thielen for a score to cap the first possession of the afternoon and then threw three touchdowns to Stefon Diggs. The first two scores came on deep balls and the third saw Diggs tap his toes in the back of the end zone to end a run of 17 uninterrupted Eagles points.

Diggs had seven catches for 167 yards and Cousins threw for 333 yards on a day when Dalvin Cook never really got going. Alexander Mattison chipped in 63 yards on 14 carries and the Vikings got key plays from tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith as well.

That run of 17 points saw the Eagles threaten to take the lead and erase a dreadful start to the game, but the next Philly drive ended with a sack and the team would go on to turn the ball over twice to eliminate any chance of a comeback. Carson Wentz was 26-of-40 for 306 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. The Eagles also saw kicker Jake Elliott throw an interception on a fake field goal try at the end of the first half.

The loss drops the Eagles to 3-3 with road games in Dallas and Buffalo ahead of them. They saw left tackle Jason Peters added to the list of injured players on Sunday with a knee injury, so they may be rolling with rookie Andre Dillard as they try to move their record back over .500 in the coming weeks.

94 responses to “Four TDs for Kirk Cousins in 38-20 Vikings win

  1. Great day for the Vikings, they played a good game. The secondary has been the achilles heel of the Eagles for several years now and until they get it fixed, all they’re gonna do is keep spinning their tires. It seems like they’re hoping the pass rush gets there before the pass is thrown. Except the issue is if it isn’t there they’re gonna get picked apart, and that is what has been happening.

  2. If you put the ball in Kirk Cousins hands against the Eagles secondary you’re going to win the game.

  3. Skol Vikings, let’s win this game,
    Skol Vikings, honor your name,
    Go get that first down,
    Then get a touchdown.
    Rock ’em . . .Sock em
    Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Go Vikings, run up the score,
    You’ll hear us yell for more. . .
    V-I-K-I-N-G-S
    Skol Vikings, let’s go!

  4. carson wentz is poison to the eagles wentz is 6-19 vs teams over 500 with zero playoff wins foles Is 10-1 vs teams over 500 with same team foles also tons of playoff wins. wentz is bad for chemistry his team doesnt like playing with him. wentz gets the least out of the team

  5. Josh Rosen could have had a field day with the Eagles secondary so slow your roll Vikes fans. Acting like you won the SB.

  6. Still waiting to hear from Packer posters like tokyo and wafflestomp that said the Vikings stood no chance against the Eagles. *Silence* Maybe they had to rake their leaves or something. Skol Vikings!

  7. Good teams win their home games and on the road. The Vikings won at home now let’s see how they do in Detroit. Detroit has a MNF game this week so they have that advantage.

  8. danny woodson says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm
    carson wentz is poison to the eagles wentz is 6-19 vs teams over 500 with zero playoff wins foles Is 10-1 vs teams over 500 with same team foles also tons of playoff wins. wentz is bad for chemistry his team doesnt like playing with him. wentz gets the least out of the team
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    We NDSU Bison fans and Wentz’ four FCS National Championship rings have no idea what you are talking about.

  9. artic19 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    Don’t waste your time Vikings fans, Packers fans will not show up today.

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    And once again, instead of celebrating a big win, all the Vikings posters can do is bear witness to their infatuation of their big brother to the east…

  10. Zack brown what do you have to say now? Hopefully, zimmer has learned to be aggressive, at least on o. When is the d going to contest passes, go get int’s & cause fumbles, like strip sacks or punches. A good win though against a high quality opponent with a very good qb & a great coach.

  11. Exceptional job of QB play. Great to see Kirk show Rodgers agin how you play the position. If it wasn’t for the media brainwashing, you all would understand that Jones won the game against the Cowboys not the otjer Erin.

    Amd

  12. And once again, instead of celebrating a big win, all the Vikings posters can do is bear witness to their infatuation of their big brother to the east…

    You mean red headed step son, right?

  13. Trolls??????????

    They be hiding. Not surprised when the Vikings destroy a good team with a WINNING record. Next excuse please or shut the hell up.

  14. Still waiting to hear from Packer poster tokyo/wafflestomp that said the Vikings stood no chance against the Eagles. *Silence* Maybe they had to rake their leaves or something. Skol Vikings!
    ___
    Fixed it for ya

  15. realnflfacts says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Didn’t the Packers beat the vikes already? Why are these viking fans talking trash about green bay after they play the eagles?
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    Perhaps it’s because the Eagles beat the Packers at Lamblow and when the Packers beat the Vikings there was a TD called back that shouldn’t have been.

  16. Cousins is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. So.etimes he looks like he was worth 3 million per game. Other times he doesn’t look like he is worth 3 dollars. If the coaches can figure that out, the Vikings will have an unstoppable offense. As it stands, Cousins seems to live to disappoint fans of whatever team he is on. Nice win for the Vikings though.

  17. Perhaps it’s because the Eagles beat the Packers at Lamblow and when the Packers beat the Vikings there was a TD called back that shouldn’t have been.
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    That’s right, the only reason the Packers win and Vikings lose is because of the officials. I guess you didn’t see the awful calls that went in favor of the purples today, did you?

  18. Pretty good all-around team game for the Vikes. Quite a few obnoxious Eagles fans at the game today, but they sure quieted down in that 4th quarter — at least the ones that didn’t leave. I don’t know who that #32 for the Eagles is, but geez, I’d be surprised to see him starting next week. And what’s with all the Packer references above — who cares?

  19. It’s not exactly hard to tear apart the eagles secondary but for the Vikings to destroy the eagles like they did today, especially after Zach Brown’s comments, is more of a statement to how bad the eagles are. I don’t want to hear this “when we get desean Jackson back” stuff. he’s barely been there as it is.

    great game by cousins. maybe he has a new mentality because he looks different. we’ll see.

  20. Did someone honestly just defend Wentz’s credentials with his amateur ball achievements? It’s like saying I’m qualified to run a fortune 500 because my lemonade stand was successful.

  21. mark1021 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Perhaps it’s because the Eagles beat the Packers at Lamblow and when the Packers beat the Vikings there was a TD called back that shouldn’t have been.
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    That’s right, the only reason the Packers win and Vikings lose is because of the officials. I guess you didn’t see the awful calls that went in favor of the purples today, did you?
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    I saw three, okay?
    That means 328 more and the Vikings will be even with the Packers.

  22. Amazing that sconnie whiners bring up the refs after how many times Rodgers gets calls???? Pulease!!!!!

  23. This is how KK seduces you…he looks amazing at times. But when it counts he’ll implode. Be wary vikes fan.

  24. Zach Brown is now news…He asked for it…Also Fearless had some bad calls today..No clue about giving his team momentum..Next week is huge for Eagles as schedule gets tougher.. Season could be done in a heartbeat..

  25. conormacleod says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    Packer fans are noticeably quiet. Even the goofballs that make things up.
    Zzzzzzzxzzzzzzzzzzz

    Q: Were the Packers mentioned in this article?
    A: No.

  26. Ok, since Vikings fans are begging for Packers fans to chime in, I’ll give my piece.

    The eagles had no chance in this game with that secondary. Theilen and Diggs are legit. The Eagles had ONE great receiver to cover against the packers and one guy tore them apart. The eagles had no chance against two great receivers. Cousins put up huge numbers because all he had to do was hit wide open receivers for big gains. He did his job, which is all he is capable of doing. He was rarely under pressure all game, but when you get pressure on Cousins he cannot produce.

    Nobody in their right mind can claim that the vikings don’t have a really good team. They do. But the bottom line is that even Vikings fans have got to know that he will never take a team to the superbowl. That’s the standard he needs to be held to because the Vikings had an NFC Championship caliber team and he was brought in and paid handsomely to be the piece that takes the Vikings all the way. He has proven he cannot be that piece.

    That leaves the Vikings in a bad place. Cousins will win enough games to keep the vikings at around pick 20 so if the Vikings want to get their franchise QB they will have to mortgage the future to do it. If they do manage to find their guy (which they have not shown they can do) he’ll need a couple years to develop. By then the talent the vikings have locked down will be past their prime and the team will have to find new talent but if they have to trade up for a QB that will be hard to do.

    Meanwhile any realistic packers fan knew that we were 2 solid offseasons away from being true superbowl contenders. We had one great offseason and any success we have this year is bonus. Ted Thompson set this franchise back in a huge way with 3 years of pathetic drafts. Aaron Rodgers can no longer do anything with nothing like he has in the past but if he had a little more help instead of one reliable weapon he can easily lead the team to a superbowl. A quarterback like that isn’t easy to find. Not to mention he’s learning a new system and the offense has put up more points with each passing week. Vikings fans insist he has lost it just because he’s not superhuman anymore but he is still a great quarterback and the Vikings will have a lot of trouble finding a quarterback who is as good as Aaron Rodgers is right now.

    Vikings fans claim that packers fans bragged about their wide receiver depth. I never saw this. But any realistic packers fan knows that we are sorely lacking in talent at the wide receiver position and still are.

    Vikings fans confuse me. You care WAY too much about the packers. We have had so much more success than you for such a long period of time yet you talk so much trash its astonishing. The vikings are NOT going to the superbowl and deep down Vikings fans know this and deep down the entire endgame of this season is finishing better than the packers. That has never been the case for packers fans. We have always been about superbowls, not the vikings. Vikings fans have relished our lack of success in the postseason but we’ve been there more and have had more deeper runs than the vikings. Vikings fans seriously need to stop obsessing about the packers and have higher aspirations for their own team.

  27. For instance, the Lions are having success and I don’t see their most ardent supporters on Packers threads proclaiming that they are better than the packers. They proclaim that they are best in the NFC north and don’t care about the packers. The Bears fans also have a great team and I don’t see their most ardent supporters on packers threads obsessing over the packers. I’ve seen lions fans and bears fans talking superbowl. I can respect that whether or not i agree with it. All I see from vikings fans is packers trash talk. Its confusings.

  28. stellarperformance says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    conormacleod says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    Packer fans are noticeably quiet. Even the goofballs that make things up.
    Zzzzzzzxzzzzzzzzzzz

    Q: Were the Packers mentioned in this article?
    A: No.
    ————————–
    I believe the point was that if the Eagles won today the Packers fans would have bombarded this thread.
    And probably so.

  29. career game 4 Kousins… against a terrible secondary…32 was godawful…proves nothing 4 the Yikes

  30. Four TDs for Kirk Cousins in 38-20 Vikings win
    ___________________________

    Now how can that be since this guy sucks and ONLY gets garbage time yards and TD’s!

    So Vikes fans you are going to forfeit this game since it must have been a FLUKE, are’t you?

  31. Easier to do when Eagles top 3 corners are out. Lot of outcomes are determined by when you play a team and who is out. North division probably best in the NFL.

  32. When will people stop hho-hooing about injuries, its something that ALL teams have to play through, not just the Eagles!

  33. rodgersforthewin says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Ok, since Vikings fans are begging for Packers fans to chime in, I’ll give my piece.

    The eagles had no chance in this game with that secondary. Theilen and Diggs are legit. The Eagles had ONE great receiver to cover against the packers and one guy tore them apart. The eagles had no chance against two great receivers. Cousins put up huge numbers because all he had to do was hit wide open receivers for big gains. He did his job, which is all he is capable of doing. He was rarely under pressure all game, but when you get pressure on Cousins he cannot produce.

    Nobody in their right mind can claim that the vikings don’t have a really good team. They do. But the bottom line is that even Vikings fans have got to know that he will never take a team to the superbowl. That’s the standard he needs to be held to because the Vikings had an NFC Championship caliber team and he was brought in and paid handsomely to be the piece that takes the Vikings all the way. He has proven he cannot be that piece.

    That leaves the Vikings in a bad place. Cousins will win enough games to keep the vikings at around pick 20 so if the Vikings want to get their franchise QB they will have to mortgage the future to do it. If they do manage to find their guy (which they have not shown they can do) he’ll need a couple years to develop. By then the talent the vikings have locked down will be past their prime and the team will have to find new talent but if they have to trade up for a QB that will be hard to do.

    Meanwhile any realistic packers fan knew that we were 2 solid offseasons away from being true superbowl contenders. We had one great offseason and any success we have this year is bonus. Ted Thompson set this franchise back in a huge way with 3 years of pathetic drafts. Aaron Rodgers can no longer do anything with nothing like he has in the past but if he had a little more help instead of one reliable weapon he can easily lead the team to a superbowl. A quarterback like that isn’t easy to find. Not to mention he’s learning a new system and the offense has put up more points with each passing week. Vikings fans insist he has lost it just because he’s not superhuman anymore but he is still a great quarterback and the Vikings will have a lot of trouble finding a quarterback who is as good as Aaron Rodgers is right now.

    Vikings fans claim that packers fans bragged about their wide receiver depth. I never saw this. But any realistic packers fan knows that we are sorely lacking in talent at the wide receiver position and still are.

    Vikings fans confuse me. You care WAY too much about the packers. We have had so much more success than you for such a long period of time yet you talk so much trash its astonishing. The vikings are NOT going to the superbowl and deep down Vikings fans know this and deep down the entire endgame of this season is finishing better than the packers. That has never been the case for packers fans. We have always been about superbowls, not the vikings. Vikings fans have relished our lack of success in the postseason but we’ve been there more and have had more deeper runs than the vikings. Vikings fans seriously need to stop obsessing about the packers and have higher aspirations for their own team.
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    You probably said the same thing in 2006 about Rex Grossman.

  34. No rodgersforthewin, us Vikings fan wish you would all go away and stop reading articles about our team and commenting. Read articles about your team and make comments about your team. Stop trolling and all of your trash talking or wear it like a man. Honestly.

  35. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm
    Cook’s 2.6 yards per carry are indeed fearsome.

    Lookout, NFL!

    That’s all you have??? I told you before I love your posts they make me laugh reminds me of when we would argue back in 8th grade.

  36. ackattack22 says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Still waiting to hear from Packer posters like tokyo and wafflestomp that said the Vikings stood no chance against the Eagles. *Silence* Maybe they had to rake their leaves or something. Skol Vikings!
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    I challenge you to find a single statement where I said the Vikings stood no chance against the Eagles.
    No, better yet, find a single statement I made saying the Eagles would even beat the Vikings.
    Let me clue you in, you can’t.

    I don’t dabble in a lot of conjecture, I don’t argue about strength of schedule, I prefer to deal in facts.
    And the fact remains that the Packers beat the Vikings in a head to head matchup and hold a significant lead over them with our individual divisional records.
    The Vikings had a real good win today and dragged themselves out of the cellar for the first time in weeks. Congrats, enjoy it.

    As for me, I’m gearing up with several friends tomorrow on a pilgrimage to Lambeau to watch our beloved Packers engage in what I’m sure will be another spirited NFC North battle, with a chance to go 3-0 on the division.
    It’s going to be an early start for us, as we’re doing a bit of celebrating.
    Hopefully we can punctuate a great day with a Packer’s win.

  37. It was a good win but the team fell asleep before and after halftime. Cousins played well and put some throws into tight places. Yes, Diggs was mostly open but the ball got too where it needed to. I read earlier that someone posted “pulease” but really Puhlease don’t bring up the packers after a Viking win. Unless of course it’s a win over the packers. The Vikings are in the heads of the fans of the meat packing outfit already. No need to invite them to comment on a Viking win over a team that they suffered a humiliating defeat to.

  38. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:46 pm
    The Vikings just played a great game and what do the purples do? They obsess over the Packers and Packer fans. Business as usual… and delicious.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&77

    As usual Cabbage is like a Politician salivating over a budget surplus…..
    This is more like spoon feedinGE g Crow to the Packer Trolls that have been insulting us about this game all week!
    I honestly cannot wait for the Packer game IN Minnesota this year. WHY? It has Nothing to do with fans or field, but the home Referees on the Packers Payroll!

  39. LIKEtheVIKE says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:58 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 13, 2019 at 4:46 pm
    The Vikings just played a great game and what do the purples do? They obsess over the Packers and Packer fans. Business as usual… and delicious.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&77

    As usual Cabbage is like a Politician salivating over a budget surplus…..
    This is more like spoon feedinGE g Crow to the Packer Trolls that have been insulting us about this game all week!
    I honestly cannot wait for the Packer game IN Minnesota this year. WHY? It has Nothing to do with fans or field, but the home Referees on the Packers Payroll!
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    Why you mad at me, 42? You’re the ones that can’t stop obsessing over the Packers and Packer fans, even in the immediate wake of a solid victory for your team. In case you haven’t noticed, even the sane Viking fans are finally starting to call you out on it.

  40. I love today’s win but let’s be honest the Philly secondary is garbage. I am very interested to see how Kirk plays next week, on the road, against what I believe is a much better D.

    pieces are in place…..

    Super Bowl homeboy!!

  41. conormacleod says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm
    Pregame: Vikes and Cousins are trash.
    Postgame: Vikes and Cousins got lucky.
    Me: Does anybody actually talk football on this football site?
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    No, not if it’s Packers or Vikings related. Their fans just troll each other.

  42. conormacleod says:
    Does anybody actually talk football on this football site?
    ////////////
    Well that would be pretty boring, it’s much more fun messing with the packer’s heads. Football is a game, after all.

  43. SWFLPC.INC says:
    October 13, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    The Eagles are officially horrible

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    Disagree. The Eagles Defensive backs are trash, including Sidney Jones. It was crazy how easy it was for the Vikings to just run go routes and be open by 10-20 yards.

    The rest of the team is solid. This is the second year in a row where our deep threat went down after one game. If DJax can’t get on the field it was a waste of money.

    Also, they need to figure out what is causing these slow starts. This is the second year in a row where the Eagles don’t show up until down by multiple touchdowns.

  44. The Philthydelphia team coach should now buy a real hat and burn that wretched visor that he wears – which has a certain swish look to it.

    Cousins has a history of big games against that team in Philthydelphia – carves them up routinely like its Thanksgiving.

  45. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Cook’s 2.6 yards per carry are indeed fearsome.

    Lookout, NFL!//////

    Aaron Jones himself could tell you Dalvin Cook is better than he is and you still wouldn’t believe it. All because Dalvin doesn’t wear a green and yellow jersey. Cult member.
    Dalvin has a chance to go all the way on any run which isn’t represented in his one game stat of 2.6 yards per carry. But nice cherry picked stat. He is averaging 5.4 yards per carry for the year and 7.7 against your packers porous run defense.

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