After a 365-yard, three-touchdown performance on Sunday night, Kirk Cousins has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Cousins got off to a hot start in Sunday’s 27-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders. He completed all three of his passes on Washington’s opening drive, which concluded with Cousins hooking up with Chris Thompson for a 22-yard touchdown
Cousins finished the night 25 of 30 for 365 yards and three touchdowns, with a quarterback ration of 150.7. It was the fourth time in the last three seasons that Cousins has passed for at least 350 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception, which is tied for the second-most occurrences in the NFL during that span.
“He was very precise and he anticipated some great throws,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. “He really was very accurate and had great anticipation and that’s a great combination for a quarterback, that’s for sure. He saw the field; he saw the coverages and then anticipated throws and was accurate. And he had time to do that. Your quarterback is only as good as your protection, and the protection was sound. And then the receivers have to finish plays for him and make plays for him and get open in man-to-man. They did that for him.”
Cousins joins Art Monk and Mark Rypien as the only players in franchise history to earn the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award four times.
Written by: Ben Faunce