Kirk Cousins throws three interceptions as Vikings trail 20-0 at halftime

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The Falcons are seeing the bump from a coaching change, with newfound life after Raheem Morris replaced Dan Quinn. The Vikings are seeing the hangover from not completing a game they should have won last week.

In a must-win game for the Vikings, Kirk Cousins has thrown three interceptions and Minnesota again failed on fourth-and-one deep in the red zone. The Falcons lead 20-0 at halftime.

Deion Jones, A.J. Terrell and Foyesade Oluokun all picked Cousins in the first half, leading to 17 points. The Falcons’ touchdown drives after the first two picks covered 29 and 40 yards, and the field goal drive was 46 yards.

The Falcons ran out of time to convert the final score into a touchdown, settling for a chip-shot field goal after reaching the Minnesota 2-yard line with five seconds remaining.

The Vikings, who saw Alexander Mattison come up short on fourth-and-one in the final two minutes Sunday, had a fourth-and-one from the Atlanta 1. Mike Boone was stopped for a 1-yard loss by Keanu Neal.

Matt Ryan is 19-of-23 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Julio Jones, returning from a hamstring injury, has caught four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, and Calvin Ridley has five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Cousins is 8-of-14 for 102 yards and the three picks. Mattison has eight carries for 26 yards in place of Dalvin Cook.

19 responses to “Kirk Cousins throws three interceptions as Vikings trail 20-0 at halftime

  1. Well this will fire up the troops and it should…… pathetic. Looks like Zimmer doesn’t have his team prepared.

  2. I think Viking Fan prefers and enjoys trashing the Packers and fight-picking with Packer more fans than winning anyway. At least that’s the impression they leave.

  3. Falcons should win easily enough despite the refs’ wishes. That 3rd down play before the 4th & goal stop was clearly a catch and fumble, should’ve been a scoop six.

  4. 1 game away from the Superbowl and the GMs big move was Cousins. 3 years later the GM and coach will get axed and Cousins will be left standing in purple. Makes me want to puke……

  5. The traditionally horrific Viking offense is dragging the ‘vaunted defense’ down. There is hope in Viking land though, there is still a chance for special teams to carry the team.

  6. What happened to this team!? Diggs wasn’t that important to the offense was he? KC doesn’t look like the same guy as last year and their D has just nose dived.

  7. Kirk just threw more INT’s in the first half than Rodgers did all 16 games last year.

    This season sure isn’t going the way Vikings fans said it would.

  8. obesepackdude says:
    October 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Zimmer likely will not survive this week. Definitely gone by the end of the year.
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    Nice observation under an article that clearly shows Cousins was the problem. The game is virtually gone and Cousins finally plays good. Viking need Cook period.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    October 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm
    I think Viking Fan prefers and enjoys trashing the Packers and fight-picking with Packer more fans than winning anyway. At least that’s the impression they leave.
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    And yet you post on any and every Vikings story doing the same. You need to get out more.

  10. What happened to this team!? Diggs wasn’t that important to the offense was he? KC doesn’t look like the same guy as last year and their D has just nose dived.
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    Defensive Starters for Vikings last year NOT playing this year:

    Eversen Griffen DE – Cowboys
    Linval Joseph DT – Chargers
    Danielle Hunter DE – IR
    Anthony Barr – LB – IR
    Trae Waynes – CB – Bengals
    Xavier Rhodes – CB – COlts
    McKensie Alexander – NCB – Bengals

    You throw in Michael Pierce the NT FA signing from Baltimore who opted out due to COVID, that pretty much destroys your defense no?

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