The truth about Kirk Cousins' winless career on 'Monday Night Football'

He's 0-6 on in his career on Monday night.
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Much has been made of the Vikings' woes in prime-time television appearances, but did you know that quarterback Kirk Cousins has never led a team to victory on Monday Night Football?

Cousins is 0-6 in his career as a starter on Monday night, and if you throw in Thursday games he's a combined 1-11. 

But it's not like Cousins has stunk up the joint in prime-time appearances. In fact, his numbers are damn good, having thrown for 1,669 yards (278 per game) with eight touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 67.4 percent of his passes. 

  • Oct. 6, 2014: 27-17 loss vs. Seattle
  • Dec. 7, 2015: 19-16 loss vs. Dallas
  • Sep. 12, 2016: 38-16 loss vs. Pittsburgh
  • Dec. 19, 2016: 26-16 loss vs. Carolina
  • Oct. 2, 2017: 29-20 loss at Kansas City
  • Oct. 23, 2017: 34-24 loss at Philadelphia

Cousins has had a passer rating of 100+ in four of his six MNF starts. 

And Cousins is winless largely because he played for average teams in Washington against some of the best teams in the NFL. 

  • The 2017 Eagles won the Super Bowl. 
  • The 2017 Chiefs went 10-6 and were 6-2 at home. 
  • The 2016 Panthers were a year removed from going to the Super Bowl. 
  • The 2016 Steelers reached the AFC Championship Game. 
  • The 2014 Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl. 

The only truly bad loss was to the Cowboys in 2015, and that's a historic rivalry that always seems to generate a close contest. 

This coming Monday night against Seahawks won't be easy for the Vikings, but Cousins might have the edge against a Seattle secondary that's allowed 315 passing yards over the last four games, including 414 yards for 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens last week. 

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