Cousins helping Vikes back into playoff chase
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings helped Kirk Cousins get back in a groove this month after his rash of turnovers contributed to the team's 1-5 start.
Cousins wasn't going to be able to just linger in the background for long, though.
Chicago's defense made that clear by containing running back Dalvin Cook with one of the best front-seven groups assembled in the NFL.
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak called a clever game to aid Cousins in his clutch performance that keyed a 19-13 victory over the Bears.
The Vikings have won three straight games to improve to 4-5.
You can listen to Xs and Os with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Xtreme Country 105.7. The Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, with the pregame at 2 p.m. and kickoff at 3:25.