Cousins Becomes 1st Viking with 4,000 Passing Yards Since Favre

View game action images as the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins has become the first Vikings quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season this decade.

Cousins entered Sunday’s game at Detroit with 3,913 yards and hit the milestone in the second quarter on a 17-yard completion to Adam Thielen.

This is the fourth consecutive season that Cousins has reached the threshold since he became a starter with Washington in 2015.

Hall of Famer Brett Favre passed for 4,202 yards with Minnesota in 2009.

The only other players to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season are Daunte Culpepper (4,717 in 2004) and Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who is the only player to do so twice in a season for the Vikings.

Moon passed for 4,264 yards in 1994 and followed with 4,228 a season later.

Cousins entered Week 16 ranked second in completions, third in attempts, second in completion percentage, ninth in passing yards and 10th in passer rating.

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