Kirk Cousins Primetime Record as Underdog Sucks for Bettors

Kirk Cousins has struggled as an underdog in primetime in his NFL career.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Kirk Cousins, hasn't exactly thrived in primetime in his career, posting an 8-8 against the spread record in those games since coming to Minnesota.

However, his overall record as an underdog in primetime is extremely concerning.

The Vikings find themselves as 6.5-point underdogs on Thursday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, and this trend suggests that Cousins and the Vikes are an immediate fade candidate.

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Kirk Cousins Has Been Better in Primetime With Vikings

Since signing with Minnesota in 2018, Cousins and the Vikings have gone 7-9 straight up and 8-8 against the spread in the 16 primetime games that he's played in.

While that isn't a great record, it's much better than when he was with Washington. Cousins was just 4-7 ATS in 11 primetime games with the franchise.

The underdog record is where the real concern comes in, especially since the Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFL. Minnesota just needs to keep this game within a touchdown, but Cousins will also need to be sharper than last week when he turned the ball over three times.

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