The Minnesota Vikings are turning heads early in the 2022 NFL season.
Credit new head coach Kevin O’Connell for boosting the confidence of his talented team.
Things are looking up as Kirk Cousins has achieved something he hasn’t done in his career.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 5, 2022
FOX Sports NFL tweeted, “For the first time in his career, Kirk Cousins has started a season 3-1. #SKOL.”
Save for their defeat against the 4-0 Philadelphia Eagles, the Vikings have been impressive during the first quarter of their 2022 campaign.
They had a convincing win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 and edged the Detroit Lions in Week 3.
Then, the Vikings had a dramatic Week 4 win over the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
They were a Wil Lutz missed field goal away from overtime.
Still, a win is a win, and the Vikings will take those close calls.
Cousins has been steady throughout the first four games.
He completed 99 passes out of 157 attempts for 1,031 yards and six touchdowns.
However, he already has four interceptions and has completed only 63.1 percent of his passes.
Cousins’ Numbers Dissected
The Vikings only have one playoff appearance since Cousins became their starting quarterback in 2018.
But they might reverse that trend in 2022 with how they are playing.
Cousins had 23 completions for 277 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Packers.
A week later, the Michigan State alumnus had 27 passes for 221 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions versus the Eagles.
He bounced back in Week 3 with 24 completions for 260 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions.
Finally, the three-time Pro Bowler had 25 passes for 273 yards, a touchdown, and an interception versus New Orleans.