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He should really be in the conversation but the issue I think people are having is that he's never played close to this level before for a whole season and he's been in the league for a while, and people therefore expect him to regress at some stage in the near future. He has seven years worth of not being able to play at this level so it's harder for him to keep it up, whilst Russell has had a couple of years in the past where he was close to this years level of play (but never as good as this year). Cousins is also known for previously going on "hot" and "cold" streaks within seasons and this has actually already happened this year and could happen again.

Lamar is in his second season and what sort of player he will be in the long term is not established, so there's less chance that he regresses for the remainder of the season compared to Kirk Cousins.

If Cousins keeps it up through the last 5 games then that would put him in firm contention for the MVP.

It should be noted that the Vikings have only played 3 teams this year with winning records and only play another two, so it might be that Cousins has avoided the good teams for the most of the season who he has historically struggled against.
On that note Atlanta has played 6 teams with winning records so far and another 3 with 5-5 records, meaning they have only played one team with a losing record.
 
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I'm not necessarily a big Cousins' fan but I do believe in giving credit where credit is due.
In his 7 years:
2012-2014: Washington - back-up to RG111
2015-2017: Washington, 2018-2019: Minnesota - starter all 5 years.
Consider his passer rating for those 5 years in which he has been a starter: 101.6, 97.2, 93.9, 99.7, 114.8

Now consider the passer ratings for some of your acknowledged QBs over the same period:
Brees: 101.0, 101.7, 103.9, 115.7, 104.8
Wilson: 110.1, 92.6, 95.4, 110.9, 114.9
Brady: 102.2, 112.2, 102.8, 97.7, 90.1
Ryan: 89.0, 117.1 (MVP), 91.4, 108.1, 97.8
Rodgers: 92.7, 104.2, 97.2, 97.6, 102.7

Prescott: 104.9, 86.6, 96.9, 104.1 (2016-2019)
Rivers: 93.8, 87.9, 96.0, 105.5, 85.63
Stafford: 97.0, 93.3, 99.5, 89.9, 106.0
Newton: 99.4, 75.8, 80.7, 94.2, 71.0
Roethlisberger: 94.5, 95.4, 93.4, 96.5, 66.0 (1 game injured)
Dalton: 106.3, 91.8, 86.6, 89.6, 79.2

I would suggest that Cousins sits comfortably near the top of that 2nd group if you go by passer rating.
And, yes, I'm well aware that there is more to being a QB than basic passer rating.
 
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In regards to the above posts involving Season 1 of A Football Life,Tom Landry being featured reminded me of where I first heard him mentioned and where the majority of my NFL knowledge originated from before participating in this competition last season.





 

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Hmmm, Kittle to miss and my H Henry has a Bye and low on trades, hmmm.

George Kittle (knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.
Matt Breida (ankle), Emmanuel Sanders (ribs), and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) also sat out. Kittle still hasn't practiced since Halloween and seems truly up in the air to miss his third consecutive game. Coach Kyle Shanahan hinted as much, stating he believes all four players' statuses will come down to the wire. All will have a few extra hours to heal since the Niners don't kick-off until Sunday night.
Source: Cam Inman on Twitter
Nov 20, 2019, 3:33 PM ET
 

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I had to look it up :)

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/growth-hormone-stimulation-test#1
….....The hormone that helps control growth and the chemical reactions in our bodies is called human growth hormone. (You may see it written as HGH, or GH for short.) Your body might make it in great amounts or not at all.
Too much or too little HGH can lead to a variety of issues, including:...….. Fatigue, Low energy, Less strength, Depression, Decline in muscle mass..........
 
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