Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were eliminated from the NFL playoffs after a 31-24 loss to the New York Giants, ending a season early for one of the best regular-season teams in the NFC.
The game ended with a short pass from Cousins that, while completed, stayed away from the line of scrimmage and didn’t lead to a new string of turnovers. As the game progressed, the quarterback made the worst possible decision, closing the game despite completing the pass.
Cousins played well overall, but failed to step up when his team needed him most. With 3 minutes left and 7 minutes down, the Vikings needed their quarterback for the most important game of the season. But he didn’t do that.
As a result, fans and analysts have heavily criticized Cousins for his poor decision-making on the final hit.
If you’re paying your quarterback a lot of money and he doesn’t perform in the biggest game of the season, the money spent is wasted. Since the Vikings signed him to a fully guaranteed $84 million contract in 2018, He led the team to a playoff victory in 2019.
It’s not good enough.
After eliminating Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, who will the Giants play next?
New York advances to the division round and prepares to play their division opponent for the third time as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
since giants is the lowest remaining seed in the NFC, they automatically must play the highest remaining seed in the divisional round. That means they face the Eagles, who are No. 1 and have a bye week in the wild-card round.
Daniel Jones and his team won’t be hot, But they’ve already created an upset in the playoffs And one of the most disciplined and efficient teams in the league. New York is playing with the house money from now on, and they have every reason to believe they can create chaos again.