RG3 goes down, but Kirk Cousins rolls over the Jaguars

AP

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered an ugly ankle injury early in the game, but backup Kirk Cousins turned in a huge day in an easy 41-10 win over Jacksonville.

The big win will, unfortunately, be overshadowed by the bad news in Washington: Griffin, whose surgically repaired knee has been the subject of great concern in the nation’s capital for 20 months, went down and had to be carted to the locker room. This time it appeared to be Griffin’s ankle that was injured.

But Kirk Cousins was outstanding leading the offense in place of Griffin. Washington scored touchdowns on its first three drives with Cousins at the helm, and Cousins finished 22-for-33 for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Tight end Niles Paul was his favorite target, catching eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Jacksonville, meanwhile, looked absolutely terrible: This game was never close, with Washington ahead 21-0 before the Jaguars had even picked up a single first down. The Jaguars’ offensive line is a mess, which may be the only justification for continuing to start veteran quarterback Chad Henne ahead of rookie Blake Bortles.

A bad day for the Jaguars got even worse in garbage time, when rookie receiver Allen Hurns, who has shown a lot of promise, had to be helped off the field with a leg injury.

The Jaguars appear to be going nowhere, but if Washington can play like it did today, it may be going somewhere. The bad news is that it will be Cousins, not Griffin, leading the team where ever it goes.

39 responses to “RG3 goes down, but Kirk Cousins rolls over the Jaguars

  1. I’ll take this victory. We should be 2-0 but the referees did a terrible job blowing clear calls against the Redskins in Houston. But anyways, take heed National Football League world. The Redskins are coming! The Redskins are coming! We can beat you with our first stringers, second stringers and third stringers! That’s how rich in depth we are at every position. Any other team in Football would have been screwed not only today but for the rest of the year! But not us, because all we do is win Superbowls and fight through any circumstance! You wish you were lucky enough to be a Washington Redskins fan! Get well soon Superhuman RGIII! You are the best QB on this roster and league, the job is yours when your back! #HTTR

  2. Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ’em, Swamp ’em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  3. I really hope people saw the 3 games that cousins played last year when teams knew who they were going up against, 4tds 7ints 23.68 qbr, thats how its going to be, after that let me see yall pro cousins lovers come out, if he’s good then I’ll admit it, until then Rg3 is a better qb than cousins

  4. “I really hope people saw the 3 games that cousins played last year when teams knew who they were going up against, 4tds 7ints 23.68 qbr, thats how its going to be, after that let me see yall pro cousins lovers come out, if he’s good then I’ll admit it, until then Rg3 is a better qb than cousins”

    It’s the Jaguars. I think Cousins is more comfortable in thus system than RG3. BUT I also think Cousins will turn back into a pumpkin in short order.

    You don’t need a pocket passer to win (see Seattle, 49ers, pretty much any team that drafted a QB this year) – BUT you don’t go putting a non-pocket passing QB in a system that calls for a Pocket Passer – which is what Gruden did with RG3.

    Cosuins isn’t the answer. But RG3 might not be either.

  5. The Jaguars need to get some 55 gallon drums to replace the Offensive Line since a 55 gallon drum would block better than our horrible O line did today !! 10 sacks !!!

  6. As an Eagles’ fan, the fact that Kirk is the QB facing us next week, I am suddenly very nervous about the game. With RG3, it would be an easy win. Had to get himself hurt…

    Damn you RG3!!!!

  7. “As an Eagles’ fan, the fact that Kirk is the QB facing us next week, I am suddenly very nervous about the game”

    What you need to be worried about is the Skins d-line against that patchwork oline.

    Cousins or RG-3 would have been able to take advantage of that shaky secondary.

  8. Fidel Goodell: “No one in our office has seen the video of Robert Griffin’s injury, to my knowledge. Therefore, he is suspended 2 games under the personal conduct policy .Unless there is a video, then he is suspended indefinitely (if there is a video, we have not seen it).”

  9. Losing Griffin is great news.

    We already have GREAT running backs – we unfortunately did not have that in a QB – but with Cousins, we suddenly have a competent QB who has more potential than Griffin ever had and we lose nothing in the running game.

    Suddenly a 1-15 season could be at least 8-8.

    WE used to barely beat teams like the Jaguars always lowering ourselves to their level – today we smashed them. Things are looking interesting all of a sudden.

  10. “Aaron Rodgers sat on the bench for three years, also.”

    Behind a future HOF’er who was/is a legend in Green Bay.

    Cousins is sitting behind someone who is barely average over the past two years. Upside for Kirk, is that unlike Favre, RG seems to have joints made out of tissue paper.

  11. All you hear about is how great Dave Caldwell is…. If he is so great how do you go into s season with this line?? Why give him any credit, sucking for next year so they can draft a QB until Bortles is ready?? Geez Jags suck

  12. Amazing how injuries can have a player labeled a bust. People use the word bust but have no idea what it mean. Ryan Leaf is a bust. Healthy his whole meaningless career and had horrible numbers. Rg3, 2012 rookie of the year. Came in and set the NFL on fire then got injured. Big difference if you are a true NFL follower.

  13. thegloriousone says: Sep 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    Thank God the Browns didn’t trade a slew of number ones for that china doll.
    __________________________________

    Yeah and too bad the Browns don’t have a QB like Kirk Cousins! Hell our backup is better than your crew, man you betta’ recognize.

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