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Strief: Vikings QB Cousins still dangerous despite late-season missteps

LISTEN: Strief says Saints will have to hold Cousins in check to advance

Mark Menard
January 05, 2020 - 8:03 am

While running back Dalvin Cook is no doubt the Vikings' top weapon, the voice of the Saints Zach Strief cautions that the Black and Gold can't overlook Minnesota's quarterback, even if he's had some off games lately, when they play host to the Vikings today in playoff action.

"It's easy to say Kirk Cousins is terrible. It's not the case," Strief said. "You don't need to eliminate the running game, but you can't be forced into putting eight guys in the box. You can't be forced to have extra people around the line of scrimmage because you're not stopping it with your front. Because when you do, this team has two very good wide receivers and a young tight end that has played very well over the last four weeks of the season in Irv Smith Jr. And they can beat you all over the place."

The Saints and Vikings kick off today at noon on WWL. Our pregame coverage starts at 8am. To hear more of Strief and Deuce McAllister's analysis of today's matchup, click the podcast link.

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