Washington Redskins quarter back Kirk Cousins completed 31 of 46 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles . He also scored on a one-yard touchdown plunge on his only carry of the game.
A strong showing for the fourth-year signal caller, who has thrown for over 600 yards on 95 attempts in the last two games. Cousins' fantasy value stands to benefit if the Redskins continue their pass-heavy ways, especially if he can continue to limit the turnovers (four in four games). Washington could be forced to throw early and often next week, when they visit the high-scoring Atlanta Falcons .
Cousins settled down following an ugly first quarter, though his stat line was still largely produced in garbage time. He was able to move the ball with an onslaught of short passes, but only after his early struggles allowed the Giants to take a healthy lead. According to Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said after the game that the team doesn't have a quarterback controversy, which strongly suggests Cousins will start against the Eagles in Week 4.
The Redskins' running game was dominant Sunday, as Matt Jones and Alfred Morris combined for 182 rushing yards and two touchdowns (most came from Jones, who had 19 carries for 123 yards and both scores). As a result, Cousins was simply able to manage the offense, as he connected with eight different receivers, throwing his lone touchdown to wideout Pierre Garcon, while tight end Jordan Reed led the team with 82 receiving yards.
Up next is a quick turnaround Thursday against the Giants, who have allowed 719 passing yards and four passing touchdowns through the first two games of the season.
Cousins hit Jordan Reed for a 3-yard score with under two minutes remaining in the first half, but the Redskins were blanked thereafter and wound up with a defeat.
His next game is set for Sunday against St. Louis.
"It's Kirk's team," Gruden said. "He's proven that he is the best quarterback on our roster at this time."
Cousins is entering his fourth season with the Redskins. In nine career starts, he is 2-7. Last year, he started five games and led Redskins quarterbacks in passing yards (1,710) and touchdowns (10), but also threw nine interceptions.
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