Kirk Cousins: Disappointing to miss this opportunity

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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks wasn’t the end of the world because the 8-4 team can still navigate their way to the playoffs by winning games over the final four weeks of the season.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins noted that after the game while also finding other positives about the team’s effort. After falling down 34-17, the Vikings cut Seattle’s lead to four points before failing to convert a first down with just over two minutes left in the game.

Cousins praised that effort while lamenting that the game ultimately got away from them.

“Well, I think we have a football team that can go on the road in a tough environment and get a win,” Cousins said in quotes distributed by the Seahawks. “I think that this was an opportunity that we missed and that’s disappointing. I think tonight we were able to at least show resilience and we’re going to need that to win in December. If you do take care of business in December, I think we have four games left if you do take care of business, then you get a chance in January, and that is really what we want to do.”

A home game against the Lions gives the Vikings a chance to get back on a winning track. They’ll be at the Chargers, home for the Packers and at the Bears to close out the schedule.

14 responses to “Kirk Cousins: Disappointing to miss this opportunity

  1. Stop wasting a roster spot on an average receiver who can’t get healthy enough to be on the field. Having someone actually productive in the roster spot could have been the difference last night.

    And next year the only words out of Thielen’s big mouth when they restructure his contract should be, “please and thank you.”

  2. toddm6d
    Dec 3, 2019, 6:28 AM PST
    My beef with Theilen is simple. There’s a place for big mouth players who spend half the season on the sideline. It’s called IR.

    Another clueless fan!

  3. starchild53 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:09 am
    What’s your beef with Theilen? Hamstrings take time to heal. Clown.
    Especially, when you try to come back too early and tweak it.

  4. sea3369 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:45 am
    Dec 3, 2019, 6:28 AM PST
    My beef with Theilen is simple. There’s a place for big mouth players who spend half the season on the sideline. It’s called IR.

    Another clueless fan!

    You might be right, I mean only a football genius like yourself would accept zero production over multiple months from a big mouth who aired his frustration in the sports media like a child seeking attention. Guys like that are normally labeled the distraction they are and told to shut and play, but I can only imagine why Theilen gets a pass and the priviledge of staying off IR while he continues to contribute absolutely nothing during the meat of the season. It’s not like the team could bolster other needs on the O-Line and in defensive secondary while its trying desperately to hold on to the final wild card spot.

    I tell you what though, when the Vikings miss the playoffs by 1 game, I won’t come back here and tell you I told you so.

  5. You kind of feel bad for the guy. I mean, he didn’t allow those no-name receivers to run wide open down the middle of the field. He didn’t let the Seahawks running backs gash them over and over and over and over. And over.

    No. He just fumbled it, which the minny-payroll refs called a forward pass (eyeroll) and threw an ugly interception when his team needed mistake-free football. Oh, and missed a wide open running back that would have helped keep the final drive alive.

    Wait. I don’t feel bad for the loser anymore. lol

  6. No worries Capt. Kirk. You were worth the investment. Last night was more on Rhodes and others than anything you did. Way to come back, and give your team an opportunity to close it out. Get it back on track vs Detroit and close out with 4 wins. You can make it happen! SKOL!!!

  7. broncos4ever says:
    December 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Zero Lombardi’s and thats the bottom line….

    The ponies are 4-8, and just for fun the SKOLDIERS toyed with them in giving them one of those 8. Go toke up another doobie and digest it.

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