Vikings QB Kirk Cousins had his most efficient game of the year, completing 81% of his passes for 299 yards and 3 TDs in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. It was his 1st game this season with 3 TD throws and 2nd highest yardage output. Cousins found WR Justin Jefferson, WR Adam Thielen and TE T.J. Hockenson for TDs in a game where RB Dalvin Cook struggled to find running room (42 yards on 22 carries). Next comes a tougher passing matchup with the Jets but then better spots at Detroit and home for Indianapolis.
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson amassed 139 yards and a TD on 9 catches in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. WR Adam Thielen trailed him by just 1 target and matched Jefferson's 9 catches, tallying 61 yards and a TD. TE T.J. Hockenson snagged the other of Kirk Cousins' 3 scoring tosses, totaling a 5-43-1 receiving line among 6 targets. The Minnesota passing game gets a tougher draw against the Jets in Week 13.
The Vikings' offense continues to set records
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins managed only 12-of-23 passing for 105 yards in Sunday's beatdown at the hands of the Cowboys. He took 7 sacks and lost a fumble in the 40-3 defeat, giving way to Nick Mullens for late mop-up duty. TE T.J. Hockenson led Minnesota pass-catchers with just 5 catches and 34 yards. WR Justin Jefferson checked in just behind with a 3-33 line on 5 targets. WRs Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn were the only other Vikings to catch more than 1 pass. (They each caught 2.) Minnesota gets challenging matchups the next 2 weeks as well, against the Patriots and Jets. The 1st of those comes on Thanksgiving night.
Lions Week 9 film room spotlight on TEs Brock Wright, Shane Zylstra and James Mitchell in the 1st game after the T.J. Hockenson trade