Kirk Cousins, Vikings overtake Patriots for 33-26 victory

Justin Jefferson's 139 yards, TD helps Minnesota defeat New England
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins looks to pass vs. New England Patriots, Nov. 24, 2022
Posted at 12:02 AM, Nov 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-25 00:02:53-05

MINNEAPOLIS — Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the last a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter, to push the Minnesota Vikings past the New England Patriots 33-26 on Thanksgiving night.

Justin Jefferson had 139 yards and one of the touchdown passes from Cousins in a clutch performance the Vikings needed against a formidable defense to bounce back from a blowout loss against Dallas.

The Vikings are 9-2. The Patriots are 6-5.

Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell got a win over Bill Belichick, who drafted him with the Patriots in 2008.