The Redskins face NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, and everyone will likely be keeping a close eye on Cousins’ play. If he makes those, Philadelphia wins.
On third-and-6, Cousins hit Garcon for 14 yards to the 16, and the pair connected again for 12 yards, setting up the game-winner.
“It was just a man-to-man post route”, Cooper said. “He runs to the football”.
“Just something been going on for a while”. On the other side, Kirk Cousins threw for 315 yards last week in a 32-21 loss to the Giants but his final stat line was hollow given how poorly he actually played.
“He’s managing the football game, and putting us in a position to win in the fourth quarter and we finally did that”, Washington coach Jay Gruden said about Cousins.
Cousins saved his best drive for the final one, and hooked up repeatedly with Pierre Garcon to pull a win straight from the jaws of defeat. The Eagles are 1-3 and Kelly has no one else to blame but the guy in the mirror.
“I think every guy has to look in the mirror and take accountability for their actions”, Murray said. Sturgis’ career in green might be finished after one game. If they can get their ground game rolling and their run defense can stop Ryan Matthews and DeMarco Murray, things could go well for the Redskins. “I think it’s just the small details here and there”. Hurricane Joaquin is expected to play a role and could even cause postponement of the game.
This has been a game of “huh?” and “really?” and it continued when, in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, Sam Bradford found Miles Austin for a 39-yard touchdown strike.
New kicker Caleb Sturgis missed an extra-point attempt and a 33-yard field-goal try – four big points in what turned out to be a three-point, back-and-forth game. The five-year veteran ended Sunday’s defeat with eight carries for 36 yards.
Everything Chip Kelly has done so far for the Philadelphia Eagles affirms the fact that he is better-suited to be a college head coach than a pro coach.
Washington extended their lead through the boot of Hopkins as he sent his kick between the posts from 38 yards after Cousins has engineered a drive to put them on the edge of the redzone. It marched nearly the length of the field with Pierre Garcon hanging onto a 4-yard throw in the front of the end zone despite being sandwiched by rookie corner Eric Rowe and safety Walt Thurmond, who wears No. 26, with 26 seconds left. And he hadn’t completed a pass of at least 40 yards until one that went for 45 to Nelson Agholor in the second quarter. The Eagles will certainly look to counter the 1-2 punch of the Redskins back field with their 1-2-3 punch of Murray, Mathews and Sproles.
With the Redskins locked in a tight battle all afternoon, the would eventually come out with a hard fought victory that was boosted by the play of the younger players. He took a knee to the helmet late in the contest. He has 65 yards passing.
A sluggish start followed by a furious rally turned into a frustrating defeat for the Eagles Sunday at FedEx Field. DE Brandon Bair (groin), CB Byron Maxwell (quad) and LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) left on Washington’s first two drives…. Peters being gone forced Matt Tobin, who was starting at right guard in place of the injured Andrew Gardner, to left tackle.