As more and more time passes from those back-to-back Super Bowls the Seattle Seahawks reached, their defense less and less resembles those dominant groups. Kirk Cousins passed for three touchdowns before halftime for Minnesota and guided three clock-draining field goal drives after that, as the Vikings cruised past the Seahawks 30-17. The Vikings converted nine of 14 third downs and had possession for a whopping 22:40 after halftime — more than 75% of the second half.
After two narrow losses to start the season, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings found a foolproof way to avoid the type of harrowing finish that has haunted them more often than not. “It's a razor's edge,” Cousins said. Cousins threw three touchdown passes before halftime and guided three clock-draining field goal drives after that, as the Vikings cruised to a 30-17 victory on Sunday for their first win over the Seahawks in 12 years.
Cousins' hot start continues, and the Vikings earn their first win of 2021.