Without a doubt, one of the biggest offseason acquisition was the Vikings signing quarterback Kirk Cousins. The former QB for the Washington Redskins has been something of a riddle since coming into the league, but despite his not winning some big and needed games down the stretch in 2017, Minnesota decided to cut bait with both Teddy Bridgewater and former Rams quarterback Case Keenum.
On Thursday night, that might be a decision the Vikings come to regret.
Yes, the Rams will be missing some players on defense, but don’t think that changes much of the equation. With Los Angeles being absolutely stacked on both sides of the football, expect Cousins to press so much that interceptions come in the bunches.
In turn, the Los Angeles offense will have a lot of opportunities to put points on the board.
Cousins may have been a big ticket kind of free agent quarterback, but his resume is strikingly thin. Look for the Rams defense to exploit that and rattle him for a lot of turnovers, even if LA is missing some key players in their vaunted backfield.
Rams and Vikings will answer a lot questions on Thursday night. Especially about what kind of quarterback Minnesota has gambled on.