Kirk Cousins outduels Rodgers in Vikings-Packers tie
Kirk Cousins faced off with Aaron Rodgers in the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers rivalry for the first time Sunday, leading his side to an improbable comeback and an improbable result.
Cousins brought the Vikings down the field late in regulation to score a touchdown and two-point conversion to force the game into overtime. He had a chance to be even more of a hero if the Vikings won in OT but a missed field goal at the last second meant the Vikings and Packers tied at 29, the second tie in the NFL in two weeks.
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Cousins completed a touchdown pass to Adam Thielen that looked doomed in between two Green Bay defenders.
On the game-tying two-point conversion, he found Stefon Diggs on a fade route to the corner of the end zone.
In the final 3:48 of overtime, Cousins took the Vikings 63 yards from their own 20 well into field goal range. But as time ran out, rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed the would-be game-winner from 35 yards.
Still, at 1-0-1, the Vikings have not yet lost a game in the Kirk Cousins era.