Kirk Cousins leads Minnesota Vikings down the field for late go-ahead score vs. Detroit Lions
Kirk Cousins worked some late game magic on Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings played the Detroit Lions at home in Week 3.
The Vikings marched down the field late in the fourth quarter down 24-21 to the Lions. Minnesota had some decent field position following a missed 54-yard field goal by Lions kicker Austin Siebert. Cousins conjured up a three-play, 56-yard drive that ended in six.
K.J. Osborn was the only Vikings’ receiver that Cousins threw to on the drive. Cousins hit Osborn twice, with both receptions going for 28 yards and the eventual score.
Cousins finds Osborn to give the Vikings the lead with 45 seconds to go! 🔥
— NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2022
Cousins is coming off of a 2021 campaign where he had 4,221 yards passing, 33 touchdowns, and just 7 interceptions. Cousins had 260 yards passing with 2 touchdowns against the Lions.
Following the touchdown, the Minnesota defense was able to force a turnover that sealed the game. Minnesota beat Detroit 28-24, and improved to 2-1 on the year.
Minnesota faces an NFC opponent in the New Orleans Saints next on Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network in London, England at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.