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Kirk Cousins fumbles away his first drive, Falcons up early


Robert Griffin III is far from the only problem in Washington.

With Griffin out and Kirk Cousins in, the same problems remain: The offense is turning the ball over, and the defense can’t stop anyone.

Today in Atlanta, Cousins fumbled when he was blitzed on a third down on Washington’s first drive, and the Falcons recovered. Cousins did make a couple of nice throws early, but he and Washington’s offensive line are struggling with the Falcons’ pass rush.

The Falcons’ offense, meanwhile, isn’t struggling at all. Both of Atlanta’s offensive drive have resulted in touchdowns, and it’s 14-0 in the first quarter.

UPDATE 1:34 p.m. ET: On Washington’s second drive, Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Fred Davis.

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15 Responses to “Kirk Cousins fumbles away his first drive, Falcons up early”
  1. pnut87 says: Dec 15, 2013 1:33 PM

    Someone better get their 1st round pick ready…

  2. brudog says: Dec 15, 2013 1:34 PM

    Sorry, not KC’s fault. Its the turnstile offensive line.

  3. kd75 says: Dec 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    There goes that 1st round pick Shannahan…

  4. stealthjunk says: Dec 15, 2013 1:44 PM

    Looked like the offensive line just jumped out of the way on that one — there were 5 Falcons with a hand on Cousins immediately at the end of his 5-step drop.

  5. realfootballfan says: Dec 15, 2013 1:47 PM

    You don’t say that the Washington team is terrible in all phases and replacing Griffin with Cousins hasn’t fixed all the problems, but on the contrary exposed how big of a joke Shanahan is? You don’t say?

  6. hughjassphd says: Dec 15, 2013 1:53 PM

    UPDATE 1:34 p.m. ET: On Washington’s second drive, Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Fred Davis.

  7. classyjacklambert says: Dec 15, 2013 1:53 PM

    Remember when logical voice used to post? I kinda miss that insane rambling.

  8. huskersrock1 says: Dec 15, 2013 2:06 PM

    I am telling you the Rams are going to be in the position to trade the Bridgewater or Clowney pick for three more 1st rounders. You heard it here first folks.

    If they do they will be stacked for a decade.

  9. eblurb37 says: Dec 15, 2013 2:13 PM

    Baha 2 TD’s from Cousins, Good move Shanahan

  10. muihtil says: Dec 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    Cousins is looking like a complete beast. Redskins would be up big if they could hold onto the ball.

  11. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    Hall of Fame?

  12. badmoonrison says: Dec 15, 2013 2:15 PM

    I enjoy the skins drama immensely, but I’m glad for their fans that cousins is playing well. RGMe’s seat is getting warm.

  13. ideofact says: Dec 15, 2013 2:30 PM

    As bad as they are, the offense looks better under Cousins than it did under RG3. Most drives seem to go somewhere, there aren’t successive 3-and-outs, and it seems like a team effort rather than just one guy.

    But both teams are terrible.

  14. mackcarrington says: Dec 15, 2013 3:04 PM

    Pictures really do speak a thousand words.

  15. dirtydrynn27 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    You guys must be blind if you cant see how bad the skins OL is!!!!

    Offenese was just as bad today,especially if you count those turnovers!!!!!

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