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Kirk Cousins Passes Daunte Culpepper for 3rd on Vikings TD List

Just like The Jefferson's theme song says, Kirk Cousins is movin' on up.

And he did so with help from receiver Justin Jefferson.

The Vikings quarterback threw his 136th touchdown pass with Minnesota Sunday, surpassing Daunte Culpepper for third all-time in franchise history. Cousins now is behind Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton (239) and Tommy Kramer (159).

For an extra storyline, Cousins reached the benchmark at Washington during his first game back to the venue since leaving the Commanders to join the Vikings in free agency in 2018.

View action photos from the Week 9 Vikings vs. Commanders game at FedExField on Nov. 6.

The touchdown was caught by Jefferson, who made a beautiful, leaping grab despite being well-covered by Benjamin St. Juste. It was Jefferson's 20th career touchdown catch.

The score capped an impressive drive by Minnesota. The Vikings marched down the field quickly on a possession that included a 19-yard completion by Cousins to tight end T.J. Hockenson, whom Minnesota acquired from Detroit via trade Tuesday.

Jefferson had four catches for 48 yards on the drive. Cousins was 5-of-5 passing for 67 yards and the touchdown.

View pregame photos as the Vikings prepare to take on the Commanders at FedExField in Week 9.

Cousins is now tied with Cowboys Legend Tony Romo (38 consecutive games) for the six-longest streak with at least one touchdown pass.

The play brings Cousins' career touchdown pass total to 235, as he threw for 99 touchdowns while with Washington. It is his 116th career passing TD on the road.

Cousins currently is fourth in Vikings history in career passing yards; he entered Sunday's game trailing Culpepper by 2,041.