Internet Pokes Fun at Kirk Cousins for Game-Winning Drive

Internet Pokes Fun at Kirk Cousins for Game-Winning Drive
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talks with New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Despite Kirk Cousins’ second game-winning drive in back-to-back weeks, folks are finding ways to chide the Minnesota Vikings quarterback.

The Vikings downed the undermanned New Orleans Saints, 28-25, in London, thanks to a 4th Quarterback comeback orchestrated by Cousins, a game-winning field goal by Greg Joseph, and a missed 61-yard field goal from Saints kicker Will Lutz, which would’ve sent the game to overtime.

Overall, Cousins was accountable for 272 passing yards, a touchdown, an interception, and a clutch late-game performance. And the latter is usually a trait that Cousins’ naysayers demand more of from him.

Still, the internet did its thing, admonishingCousins for the comeback in some rather creative ways.

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A Kansas City Chiefs reporter tweeted about Cousins’ alleged “postgame meal.”

Drew Magary called the victory “unimpressive.”

Juan Hustle credited Justin Jefferson, not Cousins, for the triumph.

Damon Amendolara joked about the faux primetime nature of the game.

BetMGM used an old clip to have a little fun.

Caesars Sportbook also had jokes.

Ben Isaacs also gave the glory to Jefferson.

A Saints-themed voice believed Cousins would falter.

Blame all the stuff on Minnesota’s quarterback.

Cousins is apparently mediocre, whereas Jefferson is not.

Jake Ciely claims Cousins relies on penalties for success.

Forecasting a loss to a team sans Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas here.

Zach Harper made fun of Cousins v. Dalton.

FanDuel jokingly decided the Vikings punter was better than Cousins.

Jeff Cox tweeted that Cousins flat-out isn’t good.

A couple more opinions detailing the punter as a superior passer to Cousins.

And a weird one.

Finally, a familiar tale.

The Vikings live in the NFC’s No. 2 seed and would host the Green Bay Packers if the playoffs began today. The game-winning drive was Cousins’ 21st since becoming a full-time starter in 2015 — the fourth-most in the NFL during the timeframe.

Cousins and the Vikings host the Chicago Bears on Sunday and are seven-point favorites in the matchup.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).