Kirk Cousins warms up, Washington takes lead over Cards

AP

The league’s top defense held Kirk Cousins in check for a half, but he’s back to November form now.

The Washington quarterback has rushed for a touchdown and thrown another in the third quarter, leading his team to a 20-17 lead over the Cardinals despite a turnover.

Cousins threw for just 89 yards in the first half, but things have loosened up since then, as the lead has bounced back and forth three times already in the second half.

The Cards took advantage of a sack-strip fumble forced by Calais Campbell, and Carson Palmer hit Michael Floyd to reclaim the lead briefly, before Cousins hit Jamison Crowder for a 26-yard touchdown.