Kirk
Cousins (#8)

QB - Minnesota Vikings

Age 34
Exp 11th Season
HT/WT 6'3" / 205 LBS
Bye 7
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FPTS
TIER
2022 Week 3 Projections
Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 8:04 AM
2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:13 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 12:21 PM
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2022 Stats
GAME PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
Week OPP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
1 GB 118.9 23 32 71.9 277.0 8.7 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 @PHI 51.1 27 46 58.7 221.0 4.8 1 3 2 2 20 10.0 13 0 1 0
3 DET 93.6 24 41 58.5 260.0 6.3 2 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
YEAR GP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
2012 3 101.6 33 48 68.8 466.0 9.7 4 3 3 3 22 7.3 17 0 1 0
2013 5 58.4 81 155 52.3 854.0 5.5 4 7 5 4 14 3.5 6 0 3 2
2014 6 86.4 126 204 61.8 1,710.0 8.4 10 9 8 7 20 2.9 12 0 2 2
2015 16 101.6 379 543 69.8 4,166.0 7.7 29 11 26 26 48 1.8 13 5 9 3
2016 16 97.2 406 606 67.0 4,917.0 8.1 25 12 23 34 96 2.8 19 4 9 3
2017 16 93.9 347 540 64.3 4,093.0 7.6 27 13 41 49 179 3.7 18 4 13 5
2018 16 99.7 425 606 70.1 4,298.0 7.1 30 10 40 44 123 2.8 19 1 9 7
2019 15 107.4 307 444 69.1 3,603.0 8.1 26 6 28 31 63 2.0 14 1 10 3
2020 16 105.0 349 516 67.6 4,265.0 8.3 35 13 39 32 156 4.9 16 1 9 5
2021 16 103.1 372 561 66.3 4,221.0 7.5 33 7 28 29 115 4.0 29 1 12 2
2022 3 84.0 74 119 62.2 758.0 6.4 5 3 4 3 19 6.3 13 0 1 0
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Kirk Cousins - Two touchdowns in victory

Cousins completed 24 of 41 passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Lions.

Kirk Cousins - Takes step back in Week 2

Cousins completed 27 of 46 attempts for 221 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions and rushed twice for 20 yards in the Vikings' 24-7 loss to the Eagles on Monday night. He also committed a fumble recovered by Minnesota.

Kirk Cousins - Throws two touchdowns

Cousins completed 23 of 32 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Packers.

Kirk Cousins - Next start will be in Week 1

Cousins is not in line to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Broncos.

Kirk Cousins - Doesn't expect to play in preseason finale

Cousins doesn't expect to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Broncos, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kirk Cousins - Not playing Saturday

Cousins and most other starters are not expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins - Cleared to practice

Cousins (illness) was cleared to return to practice Wednesday after having missed the Vikings' preseason opener against the Raiders due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Kirk Cousins - Won't play Sunday

Coach Kevin O'Connell announced Friday that Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday's preseason game against the Raiders.

Kirk Cousins - Sent home Thursday

Cousins wasn't feeling well Thursday and was sent home by the Vikings, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Kirk Cousins - Agrees to one-year extension

Cousins signed a one-year, $35 million contract extension with the Vikings on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins - Three touchdowns in return

Cousins completed 14 of 22 passes for 250 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.

Kirk Cousins - Returns from COVID-19 list

Minnesota activated Cousins (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday afternoon, shortly after head coach Mike Zimmer said Cousins will start Sunday's game against Chicago, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kirk Cousins - In line to return from COVID list

Cousins (illness) is on track to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Kirk Cousins - Officially moves to COVID list

Minnesota placed Cousins on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Kirk Cousins - Tests positive for COVID-19

Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Packers because he's unvaccinated, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kirk Cousins - Throws for 315 yards against Rams

Cousins completed 27 of 38 passes for 315 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.

Kirk Cousins - Logs full practice Thursday

Cousins (ribs) was a full practice participant Thursday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

Kirk Cousins - Tending to rib issue

Cousins was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough due to a rib injury.

Kirk Cousins - Career-low passing yardage in win

Cousins completed 12 of 24 passes for 87 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Vikings' 17-9 win over the Bears on Monday night. He also rushed twice for 10 yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by the Vikings.

Kirk Cousins - Works around inefficiency, INTs

Cousins completed 14 of 31 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Vikings' 36-28 win over the Steelers on Thursday night. He also rushed twice for 14 yards.

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