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Kirk Cousins Eclipses 30,000 Career Passing Yards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has eclipsed 30,000 career passing yards.

The QB hit the milestone in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's game at Carolina Sunday.

Cousins entered the game with 29,768, needing 232 to become the 50th player in NFL history to hit 30,000.


He reached the milestone on a 26-yard completion to Justin Jefferson that converted a third-and-2.

Minnesota followed that pass with a 25-yard run by Dalvin Cook a play later on the way to a field goal to make it 28-17 with 10:15 left in the game.

Cousins passed Joe Ferguson (29,817) and Randall Cunningham (29,979) during the game.

View game action photos of the Vikings battling the Panthers during the Week 6 matchup in North Carolina.

He finished the game with 373 yards on 33-of-48 passing, pushing his career yardage total to 30,141 (16,206 with Washington and 13,935 with Minnesota).

Cousins reached the 30,000-yard milestone in his 115th career game, which is tied with Peyton Manning for the fourth-fewest games in NFL history.

Fastest to 30,000 passing yards in NFL history
1. Matthew Stafford, 109 games
T-2. Dan Marino, 114 games
T-2. Kurt Warner, 114 games
T-4. Peyton Manning, 115 games
T-4. Kirk Cousins, 115 games