Kirk Cousins throws for 296, three scores in first half

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The Saints defense hasn’t been an impressive unit at any point this season, but they may have found a new low on Sunday afternoon.

Kirk Cousins has completed 17-of-20 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns and the Redskins have 394 yards of offense overall while running up a 27-14 halftime lead at home. The score could be even worse for the Saints, but they were able to drop Chris Thompson short of the end zone just before halftime to make Washington settle for a Dustin Hopkins field goal.

That stop may keep Cousins from making a run at tying or topping Drew Brees and the other quarterbacks who have thrown an NFL-record seven touchdown passes in a single game. That’s about the only positive to come up with for the Saints defense through two quarters of this contest, though.

Not all was perfect for Cousins and company. The team announced that running back Alfred Morris is questionable to return with a rib injury and wide receiver DeSean Jackson is being evaluated for head and neck injuries, but neither was missed much against an overmatched New Orleans defense.

The Redskins didn’t start off much better defensively as Brees and Brandin Cooks hooked up for two touchdowns, but the Saints were held to two punts while their defense was allowing Washington to storm up and down the field. If Rob Ryan can’t find a way to make that change, the Saints will have a tough time coming back even if Brees should wind up breaking his own record in the final 30 minutes.

8 responses to “Kirk Cousins throws for 296, three scores in first half

  1. I think Sean P has lost his heart. Team looks like they don’t care and that is a reflection of their coach.

  2. Rob Ryan is a complete fraud. Sean Payton shouldn’t even let him back on the team plane. He probably puts them dangerously close to the cabin weight limit anyways.

  3. It’s not just Rob Ryan, it’s the entire team. They’re flat. Offense flat, defense flat, coaching flat. It’s over. The Aints have returned.

  4. If Kirk Cousins passed for 400 yards a game the rest of the year, it would be because the rest of the league sucks and if they’d just stop holding RGIII back and let him play, RGIII would be throwing for a thousand yards a game, if Cousins was throwing 400 yards a game. If you can’t tell if this post was sarcasm or not, then this was aimed at you. Thank you

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