The defender is right, the defender is wrong.
Kirk Cousins is used to making a header or two in key positions – remember when he got on his knees instead of poking the ball? – so to see the Vikings quarterback do another on Sunday doesn’t have to come as a shock or a surprise.
However, that doesn’t make it any less fun.
While threatening to score in the fourth inning of the Vikings-49ers game, Cousins moved to take a fourth hit. However, instead of lining up below center, Cousins moved below right-back Olisaemeka Udoh and was expected to have a moment.
That, apparently, didn’t happen, and instead Cousins burned the timeout.
There seems to be a bit of confusion before the moment, as Cousins is trying to navigate traffic before entering below center. Except, it wasn’t center, and Alexander Mattison running back managed to get Cousins to move to center before time ran out.
Gaffe aside, Cousins had a breakout INT earlier in the game despite fighting the 49ers in San Francisco.
The Vikings wouldn’t convert the fourth play and goal, with Cousins tossing an incomplete pass to Justin Jefferson in the next game.
The 49ers will miss a target in later possession, giving the Vikings a slim chance of survival. Instead, they will fail to convert for a fourth time in Niners territory, giving San Francisco the final W.
Although British decision-making is often imposed, it is possible that next time he will make a more agile decision.