Kirk Cousin led a 70-yard, 35-second drive that was capped with a Rob Kelley 1-yard touchdown with less than a minute remaining and giving the Washington Redskins a 17-14 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Seattle (5-3) had taken a 14-10 lead with 1:34 remaining in the game, but that left Cousin more than enough time to take over at his own 30-yard line.
Cousins connected with Brian Quick for 31 yards. Then, Josh Doctson reeled in a diving catch down the sideline for another 38 yards, putting Washington on the goal line with 1:02 remaining in the game. Kelley drove into the end zone the next play.
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Cousins went into CenturyLink Field, one of the toughest places to win in the NFL, and pulled off an impressive comeback win. Cousins finished the day 21-of-31 passing for 247 yards despite missing three starting offensive linemen among Washington’s six starters that missed Sunday’s game with an injury.
“On offense it was a lot of adversity. The injuries made things tough,” Cousins said. “We felt like we had to keep grinding, and you never know when your defense is able to keep you in the game, your special teams, that you may have an opportunity in the fourth quarter.”
“This lets everyone know we can definitely win in the most hostile environment, “ tight end Vernon Davis said. “If we can play under these conditions it means we can go anywhere. We can play home, we can play away, we just have to be poised, we have to be disciplined,”
Written by: Ben Faunce