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 ottenere un play off, 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.
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.
Cousins, one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, era 20 per 32 per 238 cantieri di passaggio, two touchdown passes and an interception. Both of his touchdown passes were to wide receiver Adam Thielen, who finished with five catches for 62 yard.
Jefferson had four catches for 83 yard.
Minnesota dropped to 5-6 with the loss, and San Francisco improved to 6-5.