The Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins is trying ahead to his upcoming matchup towards the New Orleans Saints.
The NFL introduced its 2020 season schedule on Thursday and the Vikings will play the Saints for the fourth consecutive season. Not solely will Minnesota play New Orleans on Christmas, they’ll accomplish that on a Friday evening. Evidently, Cousins reacted to the information of the notable rematch between the 2 rivals.
#Vikings QB Kirk Cousins on ESPN on Christmas sport at New Orleans: “I have not performed on a Friday since highschool. That will probably be attention-grabbing.”
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 8, 2020
Though the Vikings and Saints aren’t in the identical division, they’ve matched up twice within the postseason prior to now three years. On each of these events, Minnesota emerged victorious, together with final season’s 26-20 victory. The Vikings additionally defeated the Saints behind the “Minneapolis Miracle,” once they defeated New Orleans 29-24 on a last-second landing cross.
This time round, the 2 groups will face off in late common season matchup that can certainly have playoff implications. New Orleans will return its core together with offseason additions Emmanuel Sanders and Malcolm Jenkins. In the meantime, the Vikings will return its identical core — minus Stefon Diggs — together with rookie large receiver Justin Jefferson.
Cousins will enter his third season in Minnesota. After getting the “monkey off his again” by profitable a playoff sport final season, the subsequent step will probably be to really lead the Vikings deep into the postseason — if not a Tremendous Bowl.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the prospect of enjoying the NFL season in empty stadiums is a practical chance. Cousins didn’t appear too bothered by the thought of enjoying in entrance of no followers.
By way of ESPN:
“Truthfully, we follow on daily basis in an empty grass area and pump in pretend crowd noise for away video games,” Cousins stated on a current media name, by way of ESPN. “However most of the time, you’re used to it. OTA practices don’t have plenty of pomp and circumstance to them. So actually, to exit and simply play the sport would sort of be refreshing, a breath of contemporary air, to only tell us that we don’t should have all of the smoke and the fireplace.
“We will simply play soccer. So so long as we’re enjoying the sport, I gained’t have plenty of complaints, and hopefully if it’s nonetheless not returned to regular, we are able to discover a technique to make it work.”
Perhaps the thought of no followers at video games will result in extra profitable success for Cousins.