Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 6 days ago
Cousins completed 18 of 34 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.
Cousins connected with Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis for first-half touchdowns, and was able to overcome a 64-yard pick-six by Malcolm Jenkins en route to a fourth consecutive victory. Cousins threw for multiple scores for the third time in 2016, and he seemed to benefit from a running game that racked up 230 yards on the ground. With a 8:3 TD:INT ratio during the current winning streak, Cousins will look to keep it rolling against a Lions secondary that was torched by the lowly Rams this week.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 weeks ago
Cousins completed 29 of 41 pass attempts for 260 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Ravens.
Cousins' only touchdown pass of the day came on a 21-yard connection with Pierre Garcon as part of a 10-point third quarter that ultimately decided the game. He was unable to throw for multiple scores for the first time since Week 3, but he tasted victory for the third straight game. Cousins will look to make it four straight in Week 6 versus a sound Eagles defensive unit.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 3 weeks ago
Cousins threw for 183 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while completing 21 of 27 passes Sunday against the Browns.
Cousins saw a massive drop-off in yardage after throwing for at least 296 in each of his first three games. Even so, the fifth-year quarterback managed to exploit a vulnerable Browns secondary for three touchdowns in a 31-20 win. He hooked up with tight end Jordan Reed for a pair of scores in the red zone, re-establishing a strong connection that had failed to produce a single touchdown coming in.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 4 weeks ago
Cousins completed 21 of 35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-27 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
The Giants took a 21-9 lead in the second quarter, but Cousins hit for long touchdowns to DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder in the second and third quarters, respectively, to start a comeback that resulted in a victory. He was more decisive Sunday, but he did not have a particularly high completion percentage once again. It was, however, an improved performance, and Cousins will have the opportunity to build off of it in Week 4 versus the Browns.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 1 month ago
Cousins completed 28 of 46 passes for 364 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He added 20 rushing yards on two carries.
Cousins was productive Sunday and moved the ball effectively, but he committed a monumental error at the end of the third quarter when he was picked off in the end zone after throwing into quadruple coverage. He was also part of a botched snap that cost the Redskins a 10-second runoff on the final drive of the game, leaving just eight seconds off the clock, and he launched the ensuing Hail Mary out of the end zone to conclude the game. Cousins has piled up 695 yards through the air through two games, but his 1:3 touchdown:turnover rate and the crucial mistakes have left some things to be desired. He will look to turn things around in Week 3 versus the Giants.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 1 month ago2 Comments
Cousins completed 30 of 43 passes for 329 yards, no touchdowns and zero interceptions in Monday night's season-opening loss to the Steelers.
Cousins and the Redskins offense struggled without a running game Monday night, when a second-half deficit also worked against Cousins to put him in predictable passing situations. Although that helped him accumulate over 300 yards while completing passes to eight different receivers, Cousins was at fault on a few throws, which resulted in two interceptions and zero touchdowns. His second pick came in the game's final minute from three yards out, ruining an opportunity to end his night on a positive note. After a disappointing Week 1 showing, Cousins and the Redskins will aim to bounce back at home against the Cowboys this Sunday.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 months ago
Cousins will not start Washington's preseason finale, which has been moved to Wednesday due to expected weather conditions in the Tampa Bay area.
The game will be moved up to 8 PM ET on Wednesday to avoid severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine. Regardless, Cousins wasn't going to play, as head coach Jay Gruden had already tabbed third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld as the starter. Sudfeld will likely play the entire game if he doesn't get hurt, while Cousins will rest up for Week 1 against Pittsburgh.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 months ago3 Comments
Cousins completed 12 of 23 passes for 188 yards while adding three touchdowns and one interception in Friday's preseason win over the Bills.
It was Cousins final appearance in the preseason as head coach Jay Gruden has already confirmed that the starters will not play next week against the Buccaneers. While the final stat line looks promising, it was easy to tell Cousins is still working on shaking off some preseason rust, as he underthrew several receivers and almost had another interception if it weren't for a penalty on the play. The second-year starter can put all that behind him now and focus on getting ready for a Week 1 prime time matchup with the Steelers.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 months ago1 Comment
Cousins will play the entire first half of Friday's preseason game against the Bills, possibly even getting snaps into the third quarter, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Cousins played one drive in Washington's first preseason game and was a healthy scratch for the second. With the team returning all of its key weapons in the passing game, it shouldn't really matter how much playing time Cousins gets during the preseason. The more interesting development is Matt Jones' shoulder injury, as the Redskins don't have a proven ball-carrier on the roster, which means undrafted rookie Rob Kelley and seventh-round rookie Keith Marshall will handle the first-team work in Friday's game. If Jones isn't ready for Week 1, the Redskins may just opt for a pass-dominant offense, with Chris Thompson getting even more work than he did last season.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 months ago
Cousins was held out of Friday's preseason win against the Jets, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Cousins was merely a healthy scratch, along with wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Expect Cousins to return to action Friday against the Bills in what will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for the regular season.