I vichinghi erano a terra 34-26 nel quarto quarto e stavamo cercando un touchdown al 4° e un gol con 9:09 rimasto in gioco. Il Minnesota stava chiaramente rimescolando, cercando di staccare la spina, and Cousins ended up trying to take the snap from under his guard instead of his center.
Alexander Mattison tried to get Cousins over to the center before the team had to burn a timeout. But it was too late. Minnesota was forced to call a timeout.
“We just didn’t get lined up properly and the play clock was winding down,” Cousins told reporters, attraverso MLive.com. “I was just moving, trying to get everybody settled up and just got under the wrong guy.”
After the timeout, Cousins fired a pass incomplete to Justin Jefferson and turned the ball over back to the 49ers.
Minnesota would get one more chance to tie the game but turned the ball over on downs again.
San Francisco won, 34-26.