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Cousins Bounces Back as Passing Attack Lights Up…

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Cousins Bounces Back as Passing Attack Lights Up...

That mark is seventh-highest of his career in games that Cousins has started, and is the fifth-highest of the quarterback’s career when he has attempted at least 25 passes.

Cousins also ended a streak of nine straight games without a 300-yard passing effort, which was the longest streak of his career.

Cousins started hot, completing his first four passes on the day as the Vikings kicked a field goal on their opening drives. He spread the ball around, however, including passes to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs that went for 13-plus yards apiece, with both plays moving the chains.

Cousins then helped orchestrate an 11-play, 98-yard drive — perhaps the Vikings best possession of the season — on which the quarterback completed six of seven passes for 79 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown to Thielen.

I think, the 98-yard drive was very important throughout the early part of the game to not only flip the field but get points and keep that momentum going,” Cousins said.

By the time halftime hit, Cousins had hit on 19 of 23 passes for 278 yards and a score. Entering Week 5, Cousins’ highest passing total in a game this season was 233 yards.

The quarterback attempted just four passes in the second half, but completed three of them, including a 9-yard score to Thielen.

The Vikings Pro Bowl wide receiver finished with seven catches for 130 yards and two scores — his best game of 2019 to date.


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