The 2020 NFL season is turning out to be one to forget for the Minnesota Vikings and their massive fanbase. Franchise quarterback, Kirk Cousins, in particular, is having a tough time in the middle this season.
They suffered their second consecutive loss on the weekend at the hands of the NFC South franchise, Atlanta Falcons. Cousins was at the receiving end of heavy criticism after his dismal performance last night.
He endured 3 interceptions in the first half itself as the Vikings suffered a 23-40 loss to the Falcons on home soil.
Kirk Cousins had another forgettable outing on Sunday
Kirk Cousins painted a disappointed figure as the Vikings succumbed to a humbling loss to the Atlanta Falcons last night. Here’s what Cousins said after last night’s defeat.
“The reality is if the pace I’m on in terms of the interceptions, if that were to continue, I won’t finish the season. I won’t — you know what I mean?
Kirk Cousins with his 3rd INT today (10th of the season) which is the most in the NFL
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“There’s a little bit of, you got to improve. Whether it’s them telling me, ‘Hey, we gotta improve,’ or them pulling me; we got to get better.
“That’s what the rest of the season will be about for me, is trying to protect the football as best I can. Because when you turn the ball over, it really hurts your chances to win.
“I know that. I just need to improve as we look ahead to the rest of the season,” Cousins said via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.
Cousins added that the offensive performance needs to improve
Kirk Cousins and the Vikings are now on a 1-5 record in the NFL this season. Their recent loss to the Falcons was their second one in succession after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5.
The experienced NFL quarterback was gutted with his poor displays over the course of the recent weeks. He acknowledged that something had to change from an offensive point of view.
“I need to correct it. I need to finish the season with a different story, regarding the interceptions, so that’s something I need to improve with the remaining games we have but I don’t know that I’d limit it to the interceptions.
“However, I think it’s just the entire offensive performance. It’s just, I need to be better, we need to be better,” Cousins added via NFL Network.
The Vikings will face the tough task of playing against a strong Green Bay Packers outfit in Week 8. They have the next week off and will try to get as much rest as possible to prepare for Aaron Rodgers and Co.