Eagles vs Vikings: 5 intriguing storylines for Monday Night Football
Kirk Cousins owns a 2-9 lifetime record on Monday Night Football.
As good as Kirk Cousins has been versus the Eagles, he’s normally been equally as bad in primetime. He’s 2-9 on Monday Night Football. That is the third worst career winning percentage (18.2%) by any quarterback who has started more than ten Monday night games, and if he loses this game he’ll be in a three-way tie for the worst winning percentage.
There’s another side to that same coin. Kirk began his career with an 0-9 record on Monday Night Football before beating the Chicago Bears in 2020 and 2021. It isn’t like he had good showings either, throwing for 16 touchdowns versus eight interceptions while averaging 241.3 passing yards in those appearances. That is what you would refer to as ‘groundbreaking’.
Kirk Cousins may have a .500 winning percentage and play well enough to be the franchise quarterback for Minnesota, but there is no ignoring the fact that he hasn’t been clutch (losing Kyle Shanahan has been bad for his career as well).
The Vikings as a team are 31-35 all-time on Monday nights. The Eagles sit above .500 with a mark of 38-30. These two proud franchises have met twice on Monday night, in 1990 and 2004. Philadelphia won both meetings. They also reached the playoffs at season’s end. Both sides have thoughts of grandeur this time around as well. This is a very important early-season contest, one that could determine postseason seedings down the line.