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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Washington Redskins have been having a great year. They started the season off with a lot of question marks on whether or not they should stick with Robert Griffin as their starting quarterback or make the switch to Kirk Cousins. Ultimately the Redskins decided the change to Cousins would be a move that would best suit this football team. That decision has paid off big time now that Cousins has led the Redskins to an NFC East division championship and a playoff birth. Cousins was brilliant in last nights match up against the Philadelphia Eagles and he did a great job of showing why the Redskins have been the more talented team all season. Cousins finished the day with 4 touchdowns and 365 yards through the air. Showing that he can handle the pressure and keep his poise in the big game. You really have to give Cousins praise how he left no doubt about his own personal performance with 4 touchdowns on the day. When you factor in he plays the most important position in the game of football. You begin to realize just how vital he was to this NFC East championship and playoff appearance. The Redskins are a legitimate football team for the first time since 2012. Other notable performances for the Redskins were Jordon Reed who hauled in 2 touchdowns and 129 yards receiving. Reed looked very impressive against the Eagles defense and is developing a great connection with Cousins. Look for him to keep developing as time goes on. He is already the teams leading receiver. Defensively for the Redskins Deangelo Hall was able to contribute a defensive touchdown after scooping and scoring on a 17 yard fumble recover for touchdown. For the Eagles Sam Bradford was able to finish the day with 380 yards and a passing touchdown. While Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews both went over 100 yards receiving on the day. The loss eliminate the Eagles from playoff contention. While the Redskins go marching on to the postseason.
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