Kirk Cousins doesn’t want the feeling he had two years ago.
To earn a playoff berth in 2016, Cousins and the Washington Redskins needed a win at home in the finale over the New York Giants, who already had clinched a postseason spot. Cousins threw two interceptions, and Washington lost, 19-10.
“I remember the feeling driving away from the game,” Cousins said Wednesday. “I remember being disappointed, and I don’t want to feel that again.”
In his first season in Minnesota, the quarterback faces a similar situation. On Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, he and the Vikings (8-6-1) must beat NFC North champion Chicago (11-4) to guarantee a playoff spot. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.
The Vikings still could advance with a loss, but would need defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia (8-7) to lose at Washington (7-8).