With extra-confident Cousins, Vikings prep for potent Browns

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 18: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 18, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Kirk Cousins has shown the Minnesota Vikings a more confident leader this year. His play on the field over the first three games has been as strong as ever. Cousins had a big hand in a commanding 30-17 victory over Seattle last week as the Vikings rebounded from two narrow losses. They’re 1-2. They have their hands full Sunday against Cleveland. The Browns are 2-1. They set multiple team records in a 26-6 win over Chicago last week. Running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are powering their attack.