Kirk Cousins now holds the sixth career highest passer rating in NFL history. Cousins’ exceptional play on Sunday moved him up to that spot.
Cousins is truly in elite company, being in that group of players. This clearly shows that Cousins has been an extremely efficient passer throughout his career.
In fact, it may even be enough to call him slightly underrated. After all, who would have expected Cousins to be sixth on that list ahead of guys like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers?
Cousins has been playing extremely well as of late, and as a result the Vikings are trying to make a late push for the playoffs.
Cousins and the Vikings are now up to 5-6 on the year, and they now sit at second place in the NFC North.
Kirk Cousins Rallies Vikings Past Panthers
Down 21-10 entering the fourth quarter, the Vikings looked to be in serious trouble. However, Cousins would not let them go down that easy.
Cousins would throw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, one of which ended up being the game winner. He led the Vikings on a seven-play, 75 yard drive to take the lead.
He hit Chad Beebe on a ten-yard touchdown catch with 46 seconds left.
Haters will say this Kirk Cousins’ fourth-quarter comeback drive is fake pic.twitter.com/upj3culu1Y
— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) November 30, 2020
After, the Panthers missed a potential game winning field goal, giving the Vikings the victory. Cousins’ fourth quarter heroics were not surprising, however. He has been sensational in the fourth all year long:
Kirk Cousins in the 4th quarter today:
12/15 for 136 yards, 2 TDs, passer rating 144.0
…for the season:
62/85 for 792 yards, 11 TDs, 1 INT, passer rating 136.4 (1st in NFL)
— Krauser (@Krauserrific) November 29, 2020