Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Can we trust Kirk Cousins' turn-around game against the Giants?

Can we trust Kirk Cousins' turn-around game against the Giants?

The Vikings piled up almost 500 yards of total offense, more than doubling their output from Week 4, en route to a 28-10 win over the New York Giants.

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen led the aerial game with seven receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns while running back Dalvin Cook ran rampant for 132 rushing yards and 86 receiving yards. Their 64 yards rushing were their fewest since they ran for 47 in the loss to the Titans last season.

It has been a tumultuous week for Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

"From practice 2 on, he has made steady improvements and those types of plays are not surprising for me to see based on what I've seen from him".

Likewise, Kyle Rudolph has been quiet in the passing game. Jones lost two fumbles to the Bucs in his first start and threw two interceptions against a bad Washington defense last week.

He left yesterday's game at one point after his helmet was dislodged on a play, but ultimately returned to the field.

And while the secondary has looked better - Xavier Rhodes struggled, surrendering a 35-yard touchdown pass to rookie Darius Slayton - it was a strong outing for the defense as a whole.

The Giants probably couldn't have stopped many offenses, given what they had out on the field. On the list of highlights on Sunday's record would be the Daniel Jones-led Newyork Giants trying to really go to their third consecutive win against the Minnesota Vikings in Inch ET, together with Aaron Rodgers along with also the Greenbaypackers going into Dallas to shoot to the Cowboys at a conflict of 3 1 NFC Groups in 4:25 p.m. ET.

Daniel Jones passed for just 182 yards on 21-of-38 passing against the Vikings, one of the poorer days for the rookie. He also said he needs to make plays and there were chances he missed, including two throws to Sterling Shepard that might have been scores. Oshane Ximines, David Mayo and Nate Stupar got starts. A turnaround was needed, and it actually happened in a 28-10 Week 5 win over the Giants.

Unfortunately for them, Pat Shurmur called a predictable rush up the middle with rookie running back Jonathan Hillman on the one-yard line that the Vikings snuffed out easily for a safety.

Though Diggs hasn't yet called for a trade, the Vikings' top pass-catcher said Thursday "there's truth to all rumors" when asked about a report that his teammates are questioning whether he wants to remain in Minnesota.

Per week, the Vikings came shortly versus Chicago a week, even decreasing 16-6.

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