Following a strong performance in the season opener, Cousins’ persistent flaw manifested itself once more in Week 2. On Monday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback threw three interceptions in a dreadful 24-7 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, who were the guests. On Monday night, Cousins lost, dropping his career record to 2-10, the lowest mark in league history according to NFL Research.
In his final stat line, Cousins completed 27 of 46 passes for 221 yards, a 2-yard touchdown pass to Irv Smith in the second quarter, the three interceptions stated above, and a 51.1 quarterback rating. Despite Cousins’ struggles and mistakes, Minnesota’s ineffective offense was to blame, according to Kevin O’Connell, the Vikings’ inexperienced head coach, as the team tried in vain to claw its way out of a 17-point halftime deficit. Sadly, this demonstrates that Kirk Cousins is still unprepared for the prime time NFL.