Cousins completed 22 of 35 passes for 287 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Giants.
Cousins threw two critical interceptions to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the loss. The first came late in the third quarter, as the Maurice Harris slipped on a route, resulting in the turnover inside the Giants' ten yard line. Then, with the game and Washington's playoff hopes on the line late in the fourth quarter, Cousins threw his second interception on the Giants' 25-yard line, ending the potential game winning drive. His lone touchdown pass was a one-yard strike to Jordan Reed. His season ends with 4917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, it was a rather disappointing finish to Cousins' campaign, as he has thrown five touchdowns and five interceptions since Week 13, never breaking 315 passing yards in a game during the process. Those numbers do not bode well for the fact that the second-year starter is slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, leaving his future with the franchise in question for the time being.
Cousins emerged as a dual-threat quarterback in Washington's most important game of the season thus far, keeping its playoff hopes alive for at least the moment. Just before the half, the quarterback scrambled into the end zone from nine yards out and then punched in a one-yard carry toward the end of the third to secure a
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Cousins had another rather quiet first half, but turned it on in the second, connecting with DeSean Jackson for an 80-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. He then ended the period with a 15-yard connection to Pierre Garcon for his second passing touchdown of the day. However, Cousins almost cost Washington the game early in the fourth quarter after Leodis McKelvin intercepted a pass intended for Jackson, taking it to the house and bringing the Eagles within two points of the lead. His 234 passing yards were the lowest since Week 4, but he'll look to rebound against a shaky Panthers secondary in a Monday night matchup in Week 15.
Cousins did little in the first half, passing for just 89 yards, but immediately opened the third quarter with a 59-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson. A few plays later, Cousins ended up scoring from one yard out. He later threw a pretty 26-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder. With Washington trailing by eight points in the final two minutes of regulation, Cousins nearly led them to a game-tying score but threw an interception deep in Cardinals' territory to end the rally. Next up for Cousins is a road game at Philadelphia.
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