Kirk Cousins sets Vikings record for consecutive completions vs. Bears

MINNEAPOLIS -- With a simple shovel pass, quarterback Kirk Cousins continued a blazing start to the Minnesota Vikings' game Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Cousins' 1-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jalen Reagor was Cousins' 17th consecutive completion to open the game. Overall, it was his 19th consecutive completion, counting his final two passes in a Week 4 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Cousins' next attempt vs. the Bears was incomplete.

Cousins broke Tommy Kramer's team record of 16 consecutive completions, set in 1979. Of his first 17 completions Sunday, eight went to receiver Justin Jefferson for 122 yards.

According to NFL Next Gen Stats, none of Cousins' first 17 throws were targeted at a tight window. In other words, Cousins has had receivers breaking open for him on every passing play.