Cousins and the Vikings overtake the Patriots for a Thanksgiving victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – 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.

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.

The Vikings improve their record to 9-2, and next up is a battle against The New York Jets (6-4) on Sunday, November 4th, at U.S Bank. Kickoff is set for noon.

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