WATCH: Kirk Cousins Throws 160th TD Pass of Vikings Career, Moves into Second All-Time for the Franchise
The Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday hoping to escape from an 0-2 hole to begin the year.
At the half, that hasn’t exactly happened, as they trail the Chargers 14-10 through the first 30 minutes of the game.
However, QB Kirk Cousins did reach another career milestone in the first half. Midway through the second quarter, Cousins hit TE Josh Oliver for a four-yard TD that evened the game up at 7-7. It was not only Oliver’s first TD catch as a Viking, but it was Cousins’ 160th TD throw for Minnesota. Take a look:
This 160th TD elevated Cousins to second all-time for the Vikings, passing Tommy Kramer. He now sits behind only Fran Tarkenton for most TD passes in Vikings history.
Tarkenton threw for 239 touchdowns over the course of 13 seasons in a Vikings uniform. He also holds the record for most passing yards in a Vikings uniform at 33,098. Cousins entered Sunday third in that department as well, sitting at 21,642 yards. Kramer sits between the two at 24,775 yards, so Cousins should pass him at some point later this season.
Hopefully, the Vikings are able to get back on track in the second half and capture their first win of the season. If they don’t, Minnesota will fall into an 0-3 hole that could be insurmountable.
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.