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Kirk Cousins named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

A nice way to end the season

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The season is over for the Minnesota Vikings, unfortunately, but at least one of their players ended the regular season on a very high note.

On Wednesday, quarterback Kirk Cousins was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17 of the 2020 regular season.

Cousins had one of the most productive games of his career in the Vikings’ 37-35 victory over the Detroit Lions this past Sunday. He completed 28-of-40 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to another touchdown that he scored on a quarterback sneak. He got off to a rough start on the game’s first couple of drives, but was awfully good over the later part of the game.

This is the sixth time that Cousins has won an NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, and the second one that he’s won with the Vikings. He also won the award following his performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 12 of this season.

For the season, Cousins finished with 35 touchdown passes, the second-highest total in team history for a single season. The only player with more is Daunte Culpepper, who threw 39 touchdown passes in his incredible 2004 season.

Congratulations to Kirk Cousins on finishing the 2020 season with an NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award!