Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in for an injured Griffin, leading Washington to its fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.|||||||
Cousins connected with Leonard Hankerson for both TDs in his first career start and the Redskins (8-6) barely missed a beat without the talented and multi-dimensional Griffin, who sat out with a sprained right knee and wasn't happy about having to stand on the sideline and watch his teammates play.
Cousins will start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday in place of Robert Griffin III.|||||||
The team announced Saturday night that the fourth-round pick from Michigan State will make his first career start against the Cleveland Browns. Griffin, the NFL's leading passer, sprained his right knee in last week's overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. He was limited in practice all week.
Cousins was 5 of 9 for 11 yards with a TD and two interceptions during his NFL Sunday in place of the injured Robert Griffin III.|||||||
Cousins really made one good throw, a 77-yard TD strike to Santana Moss. If he's needed to start, a full week of practice with the first team should help the rookie improve.