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On fateful play, Patrick Peterson thought Kirk Cousins didn’t know what down it was

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Vikings special season ended abruptly, with quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing five yards to putters in fourth and eighth in the closing moments of the playoff game against the Giants. viking protector Patrick Peterson addressed this moment during the latest episode of his podcast, All inclusive.

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“Going to the final piece, when I saw it, the only thing I could think of was:He must not have known what it was.“, Peterson said via Chris Thomasson of Saint Paul Pioneer Press. “I have not yet heard his explanation about this. But on the touchline, it just brought me back because I was just shocked that we threw the ball three yards when we needed eight.

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The Cousins ​​and coach Kevin O’Connell reviewed the situation after the game. Some would say that Cousins ​​should have thrown the ball to the receiver. Justin Jeffersonalthough it has been covered twice. Others would say that Cousins ​​should have held the ball a little longer until receiver KJ Osbourne opened up, which he did. Still others will say that Cousins ​​had no choice but to quit because he had the Giants defensive linesman. Dexter Lawrence in his face.

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“I really don’t know what influenced it, how such a decision was made when he threw the ball so quickly,” Peterson added. “But as far as his overall performance in that game, I think he played solidly. I thought he was one of the top 10 quarterbacks all year. He’s a guy you can definitely win against.”

However, in five years in Minnesota, Cousins ​​has one playoff win and two playoff appearances. He’s just good enough. At some point, just good enough isn’t good enough.



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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