No. 1: 49ers Help Continue Kirk Cousins’ Woes in Week 1
Kirk Cousins has never performed well in season-opening games.
He has three of them under his belt, all with the Washington Redskins, and none of them have been particularly great:
Cousins is 0-3 in Week 1 starts. And he owns a 2-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio during that stretch.
Granted, the context is entirely different. Minnesota’s big free-agent pickup from the offseason has a slew of talented weapons, namely Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph. But Cousins is also operating under a new offensive coordinator and head coach. It’s anyone’s guess whether or not that winds up being a factor. But Cousins’ issues to kick off the season sure play into San Francisco’s favor.
This isn’t to say the Niners find a way to pull off a victory in Week 1. If they do, however, ensuring Cousins has yet another bad opening performance should be a major part of the equation.
The 49ers and Vikings kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 9 from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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