Kirk Cousins Throws for 300+ Yards and 3 TDs
Ever since Robert Griffin III was drafted in the 1st round, Kirk Cousins has only seen a minimal amount of playing time due to RGIII’s health and playing ability. However, after poor play and a lingering knee injury, Mike Shannahan decided to pull Robert Griffin III in place of the other drafted QB from the 2012 draft, Kirk Cousins. Admittedly Cousins hasn’t seen that much NFL action thus far in his career (he’s a back-up, what do you expect?), but when he has seen action he has played extremely well. In Cousins’ 6 games played, he has thrown for 954 yards and 7 touchdowns, an average of about 159 yards and little over a touchdown a game, pretty standard stats from a 25 year-old, however if we look deeper we can see that the numbers tell a different story. Yes, Cousins has only thrown for 954 yards, but what you didn’t know was that 710 of those yards and 5 of those touchdowns have come in the two games that Cousins has started for the Redskins. This Sunday Cousins and the Skins will take on Tony Romo and the Cowboys. This season the Cowboys’ defense has played historically bad, allowing a league-worst 423.7 yards per game, including another league-worst 297.4 passing yards per game to opposing QBs. This match-up should be perfect for Cousins who last week threw for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Falcons defense that was ranked higher than the Cowboys. Although I am not expecting Cousins and the Redskins to win today, I do expect Cousins to have a huge game passing.