The Minnesota Vikings got the first score on Thursday night with a six-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Justin Jefferson. Mac Jones and the Patriots countered with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholar.
After the teams traded punts, the Vikings had great field position and a chance to drive down the field and take the lead but Cousins missed K.J. Osborn on a crossing route and threw it right to cornerback Jonathan Jones.
— TimeoutSPORTS__ (@TimeoutSPORTS3) November 25, 2022
Unfortunately for the Vikings, Cousins was pressured up the middle and couldn’t step into the throw and that caused the errant throw.
After the interception, Twitter was flaming Cousins, who also had a near interception on the second drive of the game, for playing poorly once again in primetime.
NFL Twitter getting ready to unleash Primetime Kirk Cousins jokes the minute he throws an interception pic.twitter.com/vvrBJt8tdu
— NickMan (@BrokenNickMan16) November 25, 2022
Kirk Cousins anytime interception was the easiest bet of the year lol
— Simple Sports Betting (@MattSSBetting) November 25, 2022
Oh no, Kirk Cousins.
Just a bad interception.
Great return by Jonathan Jones to put the Patriots right in scoring range. #NEvsMIN
— Owen (@Alakazam_428) November 25, 2022
Kirk Cousins has 1 interception and 1 dropped interception in his first 8 attempts
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 25, 2022
A Zach Wilson-esque interception for Kirk Cousins. Don't throw off your back foot
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 25, 2022
Death , Taxes, and Kirk Cousins throwing primetime interceptions.
— Erick 👨🍳 (@Airhawk27) November 25, 2022
That was a prime time Kirk Cousins throw. Just closed his eyes and threw it.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 25, 2022
The interception gives Cousins nine on the year and is two more than all of 2021. The interception wasn’t great, but that doesn’t matter with the Twitter mob.