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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has developed a reputation of struggling in prime-time games. His performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football did nothing to change that narrative.
Cousins once again withered under the bright lights as the Vikings suffered a 24-7 loss. The 34-year-old went 27-of-46 for 221 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. All three of his picks were thrown in the second half, with two of them coming on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter.
After Monday’s abysmal performance, Cousins is 2-10 in Monday Night Football games and 8-18 in prime-time games in his 11-year career.
NFL Twitter did not hold back from unleashing its wrath on Cousins following another clunker with the entire football world tuning in:
Joe Fann @Joe_Fann
The Kirk Cousins Monday Night Football narrative is as real as it gets.
PRIME TIME KIRK.
Yeah…idk what’s going on with that one Kirk
Tyler Greever @Tyler_Greever
Is the plexgilass clear for Kirk Cousins right now? A little foggy?
Kirk Cousins making sure we sleep well tonight
Matt Miller @nfldraftscout
*Googles to see who the Vikings backup quarterback is*
Mike Stephens @mikeystephens81
it’s absolutely hilarious how bad Kirk Cousins is. just a complete dweeberino bumbling around on national television. love it.
Connor Hughes @Connor_J_Hughes
You’ll never win anything of substance as long as Kirk Cousins is your quarterback.
Bet The Pigskin @betthepigskin
Kirk Cousins showing up to a prime time game to disappoint again
Alec Nolan @AlecABC30
The only good thing about this Monday Night Football double header is that maybe only half the country is witnessing Primetime Kirk Cousins.
Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless
Kirk Cousins: Most overpaid quarterback ever.
Josh Tolentino @JCTSports
What a stat on the ESPN broadcast: On pass attempts longer than 10 yards, Kirk Cousins is 0-for-4 with two interceptions. #Eagles feasting
Lᴀᴡʀᴇɴᴄᴇ Tʏɴᴇs @lt4kicks
Kirk Cousins has to be pissed the last completion to a staff member on the sideline doesn’t count.
Chris Castellani @Castellani2014
Kirk Cousins throwing passes to guys in green and white tonight like he’s playing in Ann Arbor in 2010.
Kirk Cousins said pic.twitter.com/9vD1CrSIno
Josh Hart @joshhart
Kirk Cousins out here stealing money 😂😂
Jimmy Kempski @JimmyKempski
Darius Slay is Kirk Cousins’ favorite target tonight.
Justin Jefferson’s done a hell of a job covering Darius Slay tonight
Kirk Cousins is not him
Unfortunately for the Vikings, they have another prime-time matchup on the schedule against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving night. While the Patriots are not world-beaters by any means, it’s hard to pick against them with Cousins’ continued struggles in marquee games.
Minnesota will be hoping for a better showing from its quarterback when it returns to action on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.