Vikings give Cousins win in his debut with team

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings held on to the win after having a lead over the first three quarters. The Vikings defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 24-16, on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Vikings improved to 1-0 on the season. The 49ers fell to 0-1 on the season.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers

Kirk Cousins throwing a pass against the San Francisco 49ers (Getty Images)

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin went 20 of 36 for 244 yards. He also had two touchdowns.

Latavius Murray had 11 carries for 42 yards. Dalvin Cook — who appeared in his first regular season game following a torn ACL last season — had 16 carries for 40 yards. Cousins also had four carries for 26 yards.

Adam Thielen had six receptions for 102 yards. Cook had six receptions for 55 yards. Stefon Diggs had three receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Rudolph also had an 11-yard touchdown reception.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went 15 of 33 for 161 yards. He also had one touchdown and three interceptions.

This was Garoppolo’s first loss as an NFL starter. He went 2-0 as a starter with the New England Patriots during the 2016 season. He then went 5-0 with the 49ers last season.

Matt Breida had 11 carries for 46 yards. Alfred Morris had 12 carries for 38 yards.

George Kittle had five receptions for 90 yards. Dante Pettis had two receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Juszcyk had a 56-yard reception.

Minnesota scored 14 points in the second half. Garoppolo, who intended to throw a pass to Kendrick Bourne, was intercepted by Mike Hughes. He then returned it for a 28-yard touchdown.

Cousins also hit Rudolph for an 11-yard touchdown.

San Francisco scored 13 points, as Garoppolo hit Pettis for a 22-yard touchdown. Gould also had two more field goals.

The Vikings lead 10-3 at halftime. Cousins hit Diggs for a 22-yard touchdown. Daniel Carlson also made a 48-yard field goal.

49ers kicker Robbie Gould also made a 42-yard field goal.

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