Nov 20, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a touchdown pass to Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (not pictured) against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Cousins Dominates; Redskins Win Big Against Packers

Kirk Cousins showed why he deserved his off-season $65 million franchise tag beating Green Bay convincingly, 42-24.

Despite Cousins’ inconsistencies throughout his career,  he is always proving himself with games like these.

The Redskins exposed how fragile the Packer secondary is by attacking them deep. Head Coach Jay Gruden went for the jugular, cutting Cousins and the wide receivers loose down field even with the lead late in the game.

Cousins found his favorite target, DeSean Jackson, for a 17-yard touchdown to put the Redskins on the board first.

The Packers would answer back with Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson connecting for a 13-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. But the Redskins would take the lead going into half-time and unleashed aggressive play calling in the second half.

Jamison Crowder shook a linebacker out of the slot to get loose down the middle of the field. Cousins threw in a tight window to hook up with Crowder for a 44-yard touchdown.

The scoring continued for the Redskins as DeSean Jackson got loose once again, this time for a 70-yard home run. The touchdown capped off a high flying offensive display and put the game out of reach.

Kirk Cousins’ impressive stat line finished with 375 yards through the air and three TD’s.

Aaron Rodgers was surprisingly the best rusher for the Packers, leading the team with 33 yards. Running back James Starks finished the day with only 25 yards on the ground. The slow start by the Packers offense was costly and Rodgers credited that to their current disappointing season.

Up Next

The Redskins improves to (6-3-1) and look towards a big showdown with the impressive Cowboys while the Packers drop to (4-6), their fourth straight loss of the season.

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