10 players under most pressure for NFL’s final quarter

9Kirk Cousins, quarterback, Minnesota Vikings

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Cousins followed up a brilliant Week 12 win over Green Bay with one clunker of a performance in a lopsided loss to New England this past Sunday. The high-priced free agent acquisition completed 32-of-44 passes for just 201 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. While both picks came in desperation late in the final stanza, his inability to move the ball when this was actually a game has to be concerning.

Overall, Cousins’ first season in Minnesota has been up and down. He has the Vikings at just 6-5-1 and battling for a playoff spot with a plethora of other wildcard hopefuls. With games coming up against Seattle and Chicago to close out the season, Cousins must up his game big time. What we saw last week simply won’t cut it.