The thing about the Minnesota Vikings is that they’re going to celebrate an away win.
If you had told us this time last season that we would be waiting with bated breath to see how many chains Kirk Cousins would put on on the flight home after defeating Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in OT, well , we would have done had some questions.
But here we are. Vikings advanced to 8-1 and Cousins thwarted is a real sensation.
On Sunday, after Cousins & Co. defeated the Bills in one of the most thrilling games of the season, the Minnesota quarterback was asked about his plans to top his shirtless performance in Week 9.
“I think we hit the top of the mountain last week,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s going to continue from here. Maybe someone else has to take the mantle.”
And take the cloak they made. Kirko Chainz was relieved of his duties by veteran CB Patrick Peterson, who made the crucial interception for Allen in overtime.
“Cold as Minnesota” 💎🥶 https://t.co/HG6Qh0iLtD
— SIR Chandon Sullivan (@showtimesully10) November 14, 2022
But how did we get here?
It all started in Week 4 when Cousins took an offensive approach to Christian Darrisaw’s chain after the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints in London. What happened next was anything but the former QB of the Washington Commanders – and originator of the much-hyped catchphrase “You like that?!”. – Could have guessed.
“Well, the rule was no social media on planes,” Cousins said. “I think it was in our best interests for it to come out, but in terms of what I was expecting when you weren’t supposed to post what’s on the plane, I guess I wasn’t expecting anything. But obviously once you get off and the train pulls onto the tracks, it’s hard to stop it at that point, as you can see from the fact that I wasn’t shirtless last week.
The shirtless iteration of Frosty Cousins followed his first visit to Washington as a Viking in Week 9.
Kirk Cousins brought up the “Do you like that?” Slogan after the Vikings defeated the Commanders 😂 pic.twitter.com/Jeq0AL16qG
— ESPN (@espn) November 8, 2022
Somewhere out there, Commanders fans were pumping.
While fans have embraced the energy he’s been exuding over the past few weeks, what does Cousins’ wife think of his newfound fullness of, ahem – booty?
“I mean, my wife knows me, so she probably laughs at everyone at first,” Cousins said. “I mean, after the game in Miami, I was taking pictures with my family in my white t-shirt and she was like, ‘Why is your t-shirt tucked in? I should have been there to tell you not to do that.’ … Anyway, she laughs with everyone else.”
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ESPN’s Minnesota Vikings reporter Kevin Seifert contributed to this story.