Kirk Cousins: I just do my part, it was a team win

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Kirk Cousins broke out one of the classics after Sunday’s overtime win over the Saints.

Cousins broke the team down in the locker room by yelling “You like that” in reference to his reaction to a big win with Washington in 2015, but this wasn’t anywhere Cousins has been before. Cousins had never won a playoff game before hitting Kyle Rudolph with the game-winning touchdown pass on Sunday and his past performances in games against winning teams had left much to be desired.

After the game, Cousins was asked if he thought the win in New Orleans put the narrative of his inability to win big games to rest.

“I appreciate the question, but I’m just glad we won a playoff game,” Cousins said, via Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I just do my part. We won the game today because we played great defense, we got a turnover, we had great special teams, we had great play-calling, we had a great plan. We protected, we ran the football, we probably had 35-40 rushing attempts. There were a whole lot of reasons we won the game. Does the quarterback play a role in that? Yes, but it was a team win.”

There’s no doubt that the entire team was responsible for Sunday’s win, but Cousins has taken a lot of arrows after team losses so it’s only natural that he gets the opposite after a victory.

52 responses to “Kirk Cousins: I just do my part, it was a team win

  1. oldmanriver55 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    Just do your job next week too and everything will be just fine
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    The Niners will be getting Kwon Alexander back, Tartt and Dee Ford. The Niners will be playing almost at full strength. Yeah….good luck. 😎

  2. Cousins didn’t fumble either, like Thielen. But Cousins gave Thielen a chance at redemption. And it worked. This game showed me that the coaches need to let Cousins cut loose even more.

  3. Hopefully they can get away with holding and pass interference next week, too. It would be easier for the Pack to get to the SB if the Vikings can cheat their way past San Fran.

  4. For the record, Cousins WAS NOT the reason Washington lost that playoff game against the Green Bay Cheese Cheaters – it was a defensive loss where the defense did not adjust to Green Bay’s No Huddle Cheater Offense and the infamous profit off of defensive pre-snap penalties.

  5. tokyosandblaster says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:14 pm
    Hopefully they can get away with holding and pass interference next week, too. It would be easier for the Pack to get to the SB if the Vikings can cheat their way past San Fran.
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    It’s so cute thinking you can beat Seattle.

  6. Every expert says OPI. Refs are all in for the Vikings favoritism this year. Look for rule changes because of this. It is as bad as the Saints/Rams no-call and the Fail Mary.

  7. See this is why Cousins will never really be big time. Take a lesson from Watson, son, and learn how to brag.

  8. tokyosandblaster says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:14 pm
    Hopefully they can get away with holding and pass interference next week, too. It would be easier for the Pack to get to the SB if the Vikings can cheat their way past San

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    1st of all PJ Williams was holding Rudolph’s hands down so Rudolph pushed as a reaction..its pretty fair they didnt call it..second..there were several no Call PI’s that werent called..on the saints..the reffs let both teams play..3rd why dont you worry about the Seahawks. The Packers most certainly could lose to them…lastly..they say it’s hard to beat a team 3 times in a season..if you face the Vikings it will be a third..be careful what you wish for…last time the Vikings faced the Packers in that scenario..they won…2003.

  9. “Every expert says OPI. Refs are all in for the Vikings favoritism this year. Look for rule changes because of this. It is as bad as the Saints/Rams no-call and the Fail Mary.”
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    Stop just stop. They’re laughing at ya.

  10. mypercyhurts2 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Every expert says OPI. Refs are all in for the Vikings favoritism this year. Look for rule changes because of this. It is as bad as the Saints/Rams no-call and the Fail Mary.

    “Every expert” being 2 retired NFL refs with their own agenda and Tony Dungy. The Saints had chances to win and didn’t just like last year. End of story.

  11. Please stop with the BS about how bad Cousins has been against winning teams. He played most of his career on one of the worst teams in the NFL. Of course they did poorly against winning teams.

    In fact, Cousins carried a pathetic Redskins roster to respectability. They had no running game, a poor offensive line, and a pathetic defense. Even so they managed to win 7 to 9 games with him. Look at their record since he left.

  12. I think back to the Week 4 game in Chicago and marvel at how the narrative has changed. I didn’t think Minnesota would win this game…all but convinced Brees and Thomas would destroy the Vikes’ leaky secondary. Cousins has grown into a leader. This is a good day.

    Excited to watch them play next week in SF. SKOL!!

  13. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    “Every expert says OPI. Refs are all in for the Vikings favoritism this year. Look for rule changes because of this. It is as bad as the Saints/Rams no-call and the Fail Mary.”
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    Stop just stop. They’re laughing at ya.
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    I am doing my best Colbert as a Viking fan. If you don’t get the joke, they are laughing at you.

  14. vavikingfan says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    mypercyhurts2 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Every expert says OPI. Refs are all in for the Vikings favoritism this year. Look for rule changes because of this. It is as bad as the Saints/Rams no-call and the Fail Mary.

    “Every expert” being 2 retired NFL refs with their own agenda and Tony Dungy. The Saints had chances to win and didn’t just like last year. End of story.
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    Read above

  15. I guess my Percy isn’t the only thing that hurts folks today. Buncha sissies, San Fran will smack that taste right out of you. The refs won’t help you there.

  16. If NO had made the 43yrd FG before half-time, they would have won in regulation by 3. Stop with the alleged PI by Rudolph. They were both hand checking. The ref was right there and New York reviewed it. Case closed.

  17. tokyosandblaster says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm
    You guys sure don’t like it when other fans trash talk, but it sure is fine when you do it.

    Weird.

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    It’s fine to trash talk when it’s warranted. The Vikings defeated a very good Saints team in probably the most harsh home field advantage in the playoffs. So there is no reason to trash talk the Vikings. If you get a chance to play us again in two weeks and you beat us..than by all means…have at it. Like I said, why not worry about your next opponent. From what I heard Saints nation was worried about what the weather will be like in Green Bay…vs worrying about the Vikings…and look what happened.

  18. I guess my Percy isn’t the only thing that hurts folks today. Buncha sissies, San Fran will smack that taste right out of you. The refs won’t help you there.
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    Wait, so you’re saying the refs helped Minn this week but won’t next week? But then why did they even help them this week?

    To keep the Saints from advancing? But if the Saints advanced who would they play next? Oh wait it’s the Packers. So the only reason the refs helped Minn was to keep the Saints from playing GB?

    So basically the refs are out to help the Packers after all!!!!

  19. tremoluxman says:

    If NO had made the 43yrd FG before half-time, they would have won in regulation by 3.
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    No one has any idea who would have won and by how much had that kick gone through. The entire game from that point would have been played differently with a completely different outcome.

  20. Yes – that last touchdown should have been flagged. And yes, Cousins and the Vikings were the better team today.


  21. niners816 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    oldmanriver55 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    Just do your job next week too and everything will be just fine
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    The Niners will be getting Kwon Alexander back, Tartt and Dee Ford. The Niners will be playing almost at full strength. Yeah….good luck. 😎”

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    Of for sure it will be a huge task to take that two hour time change west and keep the momentum up after a huge energy drain in New Orleans. But……yeah…good luck to you too kiddo. SKOL

  22. Kirk Cousins…..class act!

    The team rallied around him big-time when he said that.

    Let’s Go! SKOL!

  23. I still don’t think Cousins can reliably perform in big games, but he silenced critics like me today.

  24. Boy, I sure hope my Packers don’t have to play these Vikings.

    In the NFL, it’s really hard to beat a team three times in a year.

  25. What a day for Kirk and whole team. Way to stick with it and earn it. Could be a repeat in San Fran if our Oline and Dline show up again like today. This is a totally different offense when everyones healthy. Lets go vikes.

  26. I only remember the twilight of Steve Jordan’s career, but wow his son is supremely talented but maybe needs to control his mouth. It seems like when you here Steve on the radio or pre game appearances he is humble and appreciative of his time in the NFL before moving on to a post NFL career. Yet Cam seems to run his mouth about the opponent, complain, or act like an entitled baby when things don’t go his way. Again, dude is insanely skilled but maybe put your mouth guard and and play.

  27. I was born the same year as the Vikings, This win is probably the best and most unexpected win I can remember. Usually Minnesota came into playoffs and did a one and done, good D OR a good Offense, usually not both. When this team is ON (ahem Cousins) they are so complete. The Minnesota Vikings are a completely different and BETTER team with a healthy Cook and Thielen. When both are 100% the team is just…..different. Adam is so much better than Diggs, he doesn’t drop ANY good pass.
    This just might be their year. will anyone beat the Ravens???? Well if anyone can, it is Minnesota. Packers just have too many holes.. This team is built for NOW and they are special!

  28. C’mon this win has nothing on the Anthony Carter game in San Fran few decades back. 49’ers were THE team to beat and AC and the Vikes got it done – BIG TIME!

    This was a great game in that Cousins finally got the “big game” monkey off his back, but the Saints aren’t really a great playoff team and Brees is quickly developing into a Regular Season warrior.

    Good for Viking’s fans. One week to enjoy and hope for another miracle in San Fran!!

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