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Cousins’ Three TDs Leads Washington past the Raiders

The Washington Redskins entered its Sunday night tilt with the Oakland Raiders as home team underdogs. Out to prove themselves as a formidable NFL team, the Redskins put together a complete performance in a 27-10 rout over Oakland.

Quarterback Kirk Cousin led the way with 365 passing yards and three touchdowns while completing 25 of 30 attempts.

Cousins spread the ball around the entire field Sunday night, finding eight different receivers. Running back Chris Thompson lead the receiving game with six receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Vernon Davis added five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown, while second-year receiver Josh Doctson caught a beautiful, leaping 52-yard touchdown.

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Washington’s defense did a tremendous job halting the high-powered Raiders offense. Quarterback Derek Carr completed just 19 of 31 attempts for 118 yards and threw two interceptions. Oakland’s receivers were completely shut down by the Redskins secondary, led by cornerback Josh Norman. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree were held to one catch each for six and seven yards, respectively.

Washington’s defensive front wrecked havoc on the Raiders offensive line for most of the night. Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan each recorded a solo sack and rookie Jonathan Allen was in on two others.

"We wanted to show everybody what the Washington Redskins really could do because everybody didn't give us a heck of a chance," Norman said. "Our boys showed up and they played some heck of a ball tonight and I can't be more proud of them."

Up next for the Redskins is a visit to the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Oct. 2.

Written by: Ben Faunce